Jack Attack: SDSU Women Upend Miami, 74-71

PALO ALTO — What the SDSU men tried to do on Friday — knocking off a nationally ranked No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament — was finished off by the women on Saturday. 

In a back-and-forth contest in Palo Alto, the No.12 seed Jackrabbits jumped out to a 40-39 lead early in the third quarter against the University of Miami Hurricanes and led by as many as 11 to capture a 74-71 win in NCAA Tournament action. 

Freshman Madison Guebert got SDSU going early, scoring the team’s first five points and 14 total points in the first half. Guebert finished tied with a game-high 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 5-of-7 from three-point range. 

Miami’s high-scoring duo of Adrienne Motley and Jessica Thomas did what they could to win the game for the Hurricanes, combining for 26 points, 19 of which came from Motely, tying her with Guebert for the most in the game. 

Senior Gabrielle Boever’s career will continue until at least Monday thanks to her gutsy play once again. Despite going just 2-of-8 from the free throw line, Boever five assists and eight rebounds, three of which were on the offensive glass to lift the Jacks in critical situations. 

Sophomore Macy Miller finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists but also finished with 11 turnovers. As a team, the Jacks turned it over 22 times compared to just 10 for the Hurricanes. 

SDSU improves its record to 27-6 on the season and are 6-1 in neutral court games. 

The Jacks move on to play Monday against the Stanford University Cardinal, who annihilated the University of San Francisco by a final score of 85-58. 

Monday’s contest will mark the first meeting between the Jackrabbits and the Cardinal. Tip-off is tentatively set for 8:00 p.m central time.