TCU eliminates USD women in WNIT quarterfinals
VERMILLION -- Center Jordan Moore scored 26 points and TCU eliminated South Dakota 79-71 in the Women's National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal on Sunday in front of 3,885 fans at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
VERMILLION - Center Jordan Moore scored 26 points and TCU eliminated South Dakota 79-71 in the Women's National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal on Sunday in front of 3,885 fans at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
South Dakota (29-7) won 23 of its last 25 games on the season, became the first Summit League regular season champion to go undefeated since 1994 and set a Division I-era record for consecutive games won with 20.
Jaycee Bradley scored 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out five assists. Ciara Duffy added 12 points and six rebounds. Allison Arens finished with 15 points, four assists, two steals and a pair of rebounds. Arens will enter her senior season with 999 career points.
Moore made 11-of-13 field goals in the game and has made 85.7 percent (30-of-35) in the WNIT so far. TCU's Amber Ramirez hit a half-court buzzer beater at the half to end an 11-4 run by the Coyotes. South Dakota still held on to a 42-39 lead at the break.
The buzzer-beater kicked off an 11-0 run by the Frogs (23-12) to put the visitors up by five. TCU finished off the third quarter on a 12-5 run and the Horned Frogs led 59-55 after three quarters.
TCU outscored South Dakota by four in the final quarter for the final score of 79-71. TCU will travel to Indiana for the WNIT semifinal matchup on Wednesday.