Selland sparks South Dakota St women past No. 20 Mizzou St
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Myah Selland scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals and South Dakota State defeated its third ranked team this season, upending No. 20 Missouri State 60-52 on Saturday.
The Jackrabbits (5-2) beat Iowa State and Gonzaga and jumped into the Top 25 before losing their last two games to Kansas State and Northern Iowa.
Paiton Burckhard added 13 points for South Dakota State, which took the lead by scoring nine-straight points in the first quarter and turning that into a 14-2 run. The lead was 31-22 at the half and was 13 midway through the third quarter.
The Bears (4-2), who have Power Five wins over No. 14 Maryland and Missouri but lost to Wake Forest, closed within 46-40 entering the fourth quarter. A basket by Jasmine Franklin cut it two four but the Bears scored the next nine points, a 3-pointer by Burckhard making it 55-32 with 6 1/2 minutes to play.
Missouri State was only 5-of-19 shooting in the fourth quarter and finished at 32% for the game.
Brice Calip scored 13 points for Missouri State.
The Bears won the only other meeting between the teams in 1974.
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