SDSU Women Hit Game Winner To Knock Off Charlotte

(From the SDSU sports desk)

LAUDERDALE, Fla.-South Dakota State junior Madison Guebert made the game-winning 3-point field goal before the final buzzer sounded as the Jackrabbits defeated Charlotte, 71-70, in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon in the Puerto Rico Clasico in Cardinal Gibbons Arena in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The come-from-behind win improves SDSU to 5-1 on the season while Charlotte falls to 2-4. Macy Miller recorded her third 20-plus point game of the season with a season- and game-high 25 points. The junior sank a season-best four 3-pointers and was 7 of 10 from the free-throw line. Guebert tallied 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including five 3-pointers.

State sank 14 treys. The Jackrabbits led just three times in the game. With just 19 seconds left in the third quarter, Miller sank a 3-pointer to give State a 53-52 lead but the 49ers closed the quarter with two foul shots for a 54-53 lead.

Charlotte then used an 8-2 lead at the start of the fourth quarter to take a seven-point lead, 62-55, with 6:45 left. With one second left, Guebert took a pass from Alexis Alexander on the right wing for the final SDSU 3-pointer and the win.

South Dakota State begins a four-game homestand Nov. 30 with a 7 p.m. game against Northern Iowa in the friendly confines of Frost Arena.