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SDSU women hold off Sooners in home win

Mitchell native and South Dakota State University junior Macy Miller poses for a photo in October 2017. (Matt Gade / Republic)

BROOKINGS — Behind a game-high 17 points from Mitchell native Macy Miller, the South Dakota State University women's basketball team took down Oklahoma 67-61 at Frost Arena Wednesday.

Madison Guebert added 16 points and Letcher native Myah Selland had 12 points and a career-high nine rebounds, as the Jackrabbits built a 38-26 halftime lead and held on in front of 2,068 fans.

SDSU (7-2) endured a rough shooting night from the field — making just 31 percent of its shots and 19 percent in the second half. But SDSU converted on season-best 20 of 23 free throws in the game, with Selland, Miller and Guebert combining to make 17 of 18 free throws.

The Sooners pulled within one possessions twice in the final quarter, including with a layup with 19 seconds left to trim the SDSU advantage to two points. But after a foul, Miller hit a pair of free throws to stretch the lead back to four points. The Jacks led by as many as 17 points in the first half, with a 3-pointer for Nebraska transfer Rylie Cascio Jensen capping a 15-1 run early in the second quarter.

The loss was the fourth in a row for Oklahoma (3-5), which was receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll this week. Shaina Pellington, a true freshman, had 16 points for the Sooners, who made 33 percent of their shots and made 15 of 24 free throws.

The Jackrabbits host Bowling Green at 7 p.m. Saturday in Brookings.

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