South Dakota St women topple No. 18 Gonzaga in OT

NCAA Basketball

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP)Myah Selland scored 11 of her 18 points beginning in the final 20 seconds of regulation and assisted on Li ndsey Theuninck’s 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left in overtime to lift South Dakota State to a 75-72 win over No. 18 Gonzaga on Sunday.

Selland had a three-point play with 16 seconds remaining to force the overtime, tying it at 64. She had another three-point play that put the Jackrabbits up by one in the middle of OT and a 3-pointer that was good for a 72-70 lead with 28 seconds left before setting up the winner.

Selland drove from the left side into the lane before kicking the ball out to to Theuninck in the right corner. Jill Townsend, who led Gonzaga with a career-high 29 points, came up short on a half-court heave at the buzzer.

South Dakota State (3-0) opened its season with a seven-point win over then No. 15 Iowa State and now has 13 wins over ranked opponents.

Gonzaga (1-2) has played all three of its games in South Dakota. Thanksgiving weekend they lost a close game to No. 1 South Carolina before rallying from 18-points down to edge South Dakota.

This time the Bulldogs only fell behind by eight midway through the second quarter but led 30-28 at the half.

Theuninck finished with 11 points, hitting three of the Jackrabbits’ 11 3-pointers on 25 attempts. Tylee Irwin scored 16 points and Paiton Burckhard added 14. Haley Greer had 10 assists.

LeeAnne Wirth scored 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting and twin Jenn Wirth had 10 rebounds for Gonzaga.

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