6 PHOTOS: South Dakota State women open NCAA Tournament with win over USC

BLACKSBURG, VA – Myah Selland scored 29 points to lead No. 9 seed South Dakota State to a 62-57 overtime victory over eighth-seeded Southern Cal on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament’s Seattle Region.

Selland scored 16 consecutive points spanning the fourth quarter and overtime for the Jackrabbits (29-5), who won their 22nd consecutive game despite shooting 35.2% (19 of 54) and committing 20 turnovers.

Paige Meyer finished with 16 points and Haleigh Timmer from Rapid City had five points and eight rebounds for SDSU.

Destiny Littleton led Southern Cal (21-10) with 18 points.

“I think he (Coach Aaron Johnston) put me in a lot of positions,” said Selland, who has scored at least 20 points in a game nine times this season. “We have a lot of sets that we had practiced all season and he put me in a lot of positions where I just felt comfortable and saw a few shots go in. I just let the game kind of come from there, but we all made really big plays throughout the game.”

The Jackrabbits will meet top seed Virginia Tech on Sunday at 3 p.m. MT.

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