USD Finishes Weekend Undefeated with Blowout Win of Northern Illinois

LAS VEGAS—South Dakota knocked down a school record 17 3-pointers to down Northern Illinois 91-48 inside the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout inside South Point Arena.

The Coyotes (7-1) swept their opponents at the Thanksgiving tournament with weekend win over the Big Ten’s Ohio State. Northern Illinois (3-4) split its time in Las Vegas with a victory against Tennessee Tech.

South Dakota tied the program record for 3-point field goals made, a mark which was achieved for the third time on Saturday (at Kansas State in 2015; vs. Minnesota Morris in 2002).
Senior guard Madison McKeever made her first five field goal attempts and went 4-of-4 from deep to pace four Coyotes in double-figures with 14 points. She also pitched in five rebounds in 19 minutes of action.

Junior center Hannah Sjerven also scored 14 points, while grabbing seven boards and dishing out two assists. She was 7-of-11 from the floor. Senior guard Ciara Duffy recorded her eighth-straight double-figure game with 13 points and four assists.

Freshman guard Macy Guebert not only scored her first collegiate points on Saturday, but posted her first double-digit game with 13 points. She knocked down the 17th 3-pointer of the game to tie the record, while also swatting way three steals.

South Dakota shot 51.5 percent (34-of-66) from the field in the game, while making 58.6 percent (17-of-29) behind the arc. Northern Illinois was held to 33.9 percent (19-of-56) from the field.

South Dakota returns home from Vegas to host Creighton at 7 p.m. Wednesday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Bluejays (6-1) also picked up a pair of victories at a Thanksgiving tournament, defeating No. 23 West Virginia and Temple this weekend.

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