Summit Women: SDSU 62 UMKC 61
South Dakota State's ninth win in 10 Summit League games did not come easy in Kansas City this afternoon, as the game came down to the final seconds and the home team had the basketball with a chance to win, but the Jackrabbit defense forced a turnover and escaped with a 62-61 win.
The Roos were hot early, hitting eight of their first 14 shots to open up a seven point first half lead, but SDSU's Megan Waytashek single handedly carried her team back with 20 of the Jacks 30 first half points. She finished with 33 points overall, the most for an SDSU player in the Division I era, six off the all-time school record.
The Jacks hit ten three-pointers in the game, but struggled at the free throw line against the Roos, shooting just 59 percent from the charity stripe, where they were outscored by seven.
Kansas City (4-6) was led by 26 points and nine rebounds from Eilise O'Connor.
South Dakota State is back in action Thursday night when they host Fort Wayne at Frost Arena in Brookings at 7:00.