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LIVE BLOG: SDSU takes on Utah in the NCAA Tournament

(12) South Dakota State Jackrabbits (27-5, 16-0) v. (5) Utah Utes (22-10, 11-7)
Evan Patzwald
Tori Nelson leads the Jackrabbits with 11 points at halftime of their first round game of the NCAA Tournament against (5) Utah.


Watch: ESPNU with Ann Schatz (PxP) and Mike Thibault (Analyst)

Listen: Jackrabbit Sports Network with Brad Peterson (PxP)

Live Stats:

4th Quarter

End 4th Quarter: SDSU – 54, Utah – 68

The Jackrabbits battle down to the end, but Utah gets it done. Their season will end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 27-6 record. Utah will advance to face (4) Gonzaga on Monday.

8:37 4th Quarter: SDSU – 43, Utah – 55

The Jacks are still hanging around down only 12 in the fourth. Timeout called by SDSU.

3rd Quarter

End of 3rd Quarter: SDSU – 41, Utah – 53

SDSU gets a last-second bucket to pull back within 12, but the Jackrabbits get outscored by 9 in the third frame. Onto the fourth in Spokane.

4:43 3rd Quarter: SDSU – 28, Utah – 38

Brooklyn Meyer gets a bucket and a foul converting an and-1, but Paige Meyer picks up a foul. The Jacks are back within 10 at the media timeout.

5:43 3rd Quarter: SDSU – 27, Utah – 38

SDSU cools off a bit coming out of the halftime locker room and Utah starts with 11 points to the Jackrabbits 1. Timeout South Dakota State.


South Dakota State Stat Leaders

#20 Tori Nelson – 11 points, 3-4 FG, 2-2 3FG)

#21 Paige Meyer – 6 Rebounds

#1 Jenna Hopp – 1 Assist

Utah Stat Leaders

#35 Alissa Pili – 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3FG) and 7 Rebounds

#22 Jenna Johnson – 3 Assists

2nd Quarter

End of 2nd Quarter: SDSU – 24, Utah – 27

SDSU’s putting on the pressure with a 17-0 run. Tori Nelson, the senior, is single-handedly putting the Jacks right back in this one with 11 points while injured. South Dakota State trails the 5-seed Utah at halftime by 3 after outscoring the Utes 21-7 in the second frame.

4:49 2nd Quarter: SDSU – 13, Utah – 27

Tori Nelson gets some things going as the Jackrabbits use a 6-0 run to cut the Ute lead to 14. Nelson leads the team with 8 points, and Utah’s Alissa Pili has 10.

1st Quarter

End of 1st Quarter: SDSU – 3, Utah 20

Turnovers continue to plague this team giving the ball back to Utah seven times in the first frame. The Jacks are shooting 1-of-12 from the floor as Utah pushes the lead to 17 heading into the second.

4:07 1st Quarter: SDSU – 1, Utah – 12

Two early fouls on Brooklyn Meyer and a hot start from the Utes have Utah with an 11-point lead over the Jackrabbits at the first media timeout.


South Dakota State

#21 Paige Meyer

#3 Madison Mathiowetz

#24 Mesa Byom

#20 Tori Nelson

#31 Brooklyn Meyer


#2 Ines Vierira

#24 Kennady McQueen

#23 Matyson Wilke

#22 Jenna Johnson

#35 Alissa Pili

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Evan Patzwald
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Design Editor Evan Patzwald is a senior advertising major from Sioux Falls. He has minors in journalism, graphic design and social media.

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