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    The wheels are officially off! 12 points in 15 minutes won't win many games.

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    At the half, South Dakota leads 28-16...

    Zags commit 11 turnovers...South Dakota with 8 steals...

    Zags finish the quarter scoreless for the last 3:40...

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    Another piece of great news.

    When South Dakota holds their opponents under 60 points, they are 69-0.

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    LeeAnne Wirth commits her 3rd and 4th fouls within seconds of each other...Sounds like the 2nd
    foul call could have been questionable...

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    At the end of the 3rd quarter, South Dakota leads Gonzaga 38-31...

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    Game now tied at 38-38...

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    Zags lead 40-38...

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    Zags now lead 47-40 with 3:57 left...

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    Zags 47-46...Zags scoreless for over 2 minutes...

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    Zags 49-46 with 27 seconds left...

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    Zags 51-50...6 seconds left...

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    Zags 52-50...Jenn Wirth hits 1 of 2 free throws...

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    Turnover by South Dakota...3 seconds left...

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    Gonzaga defeats South Dakota 54-50...

    Zags out score USD 38-22 in the second half...

    http://pentagon.sidearmsports.com/si...s/mbball/media

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    Wow! I'm too old for this. The gals have to realize a lot of their fans are seniors and there's hearts to consider. Great comeback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavebear33 View Post
    Wow! I'm too old for this. The gals have to realize a lot of their fans are seniors and there's hearts to consider. Great comeback.
    Cavebear33, thanks for KJRB play-by-play link...It worked like a charm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerpZag View Post
    Cavebear33, thanks for KJRB play-by-play link...It worked like a charm...
    You're welcome.

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    54 points will win some games if the other team only has 50. Nice comeback!

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    Congrats to the Ladies, they never game up.

    No matter how bad they played offensively, defensively they kept SD (who average over 80 ppg last year) to 28 points in the first half and to 50 points for the game. Defense kept them in the game until the offense got that caffeine drip at halftime.

    No real surprise, that if you hang onto the ball, quit fouling and shoot a little better (particularly from the charity stripe), you can get back in the game against almost anybody.

    I agree Cavebear, I did not need to see that 1st half. Burn the tape of that half. I also did not need to see the 2.5 minutes where the Lady Zags, after leading 47-40, revert to the 1st half type of play and let SD back into it at 47-46. Thankfully, the ladies started bailing faster, stopped the sinking and righted the ship at the last minute (or 2).

    Not pretty, but for the vast majority of fans and coaches, it was a win against a top quality mid-major who was receiving votes in last week's polls. USD may end up being the highest rated team we play this year (other than South Carolina) until we get to the NCAA March Madness.

    Nice finish Lady Zags, you really gutted this one out.

    Rest up. We got another South Dakota team up next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 116 View Post
    54 points will win some games if the other team only has 50. Nice comeback!
    I speculate that 54 points will win EVERY game if the other team only scores 50.

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    Nice catch ZagDad.Your speculation is spot on! I should proof what I say. I always was lousy at math but I'm generally pretty good at arithmetic?

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    Last edited by Section 116; 11-30-2020 at 05:00 PM.

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    Game write-up from GoZags:

    WBB Grinds Out 54-50 Win Over South Dakota
    Zags erase 18-point deficit in the win
    11/30/2020 2:58:00 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, SD – The No. 18/20 Gonzaga women's basketball team focused on one possession at a time to erase an 18-point deficit and earn a gutsy 54-50 victory over South Dakota Monday afternoon at the Sanford Pentagon. The win marked the final game of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.

    "I'm just really happy with the way that our team fought back," head women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier said. "Obviously we were not at our best in our first quarter, not really very good in our second quarter. But by the time we got to the third quarter, I thought we were doing some things really well and executing really well out of timeouts. I was happy to see that our team is gritty and tough, kind of like I thought we were."

    Gonzaga (1-1) was led in scoring by Jill Townsend who drained 20 points in the win, shooting 55.6 percent from the field with a 2-of-3 performance from long range. The senior guard added a perfect 8-of-8 effort from the free throw line, making all six of her attempts in the final 90 seconds of the game. Kayleigh Truong added 12 points for the Zags, adding six rebounds and one assist in the win.

    The Bulldogs controlled the glass 37-32 and outscored the Coyotes 22-20 in the paint.

    GU struggled to score in the first half, shooting 20 percent from the floor for 16 total points. The Zags were able to convert 3-of-4 attempts at the charity stripe after drawing five fouls on South Dakota, and the Bulldogs controlled the glass with 18 rebounds, four of them offensive. The Coyotes led by as many as 18 in the first half, but a 7-1 run in favor of the Zags in the final 5:29 cut the lead to 12 (28-16) heading into the break.

    Cue the 180-degree shift in the second half, as the Zags outscored Coyotes 38-22, shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while limiting USD to 28.6 shooting. The Bulldogs put together a 10-2 run coming out of the break to cut the Coyotes' lead to four, 30-26, but a quick 6-0 run favor of South Dakota put the Yotes up by 10 with 3:33 to go. Melody Kempton scored the final five points of the quarter as the Zags trailed by seven (38-31) with 10 minutes remaining.

    The Zags came on strong in the final quarter, scoring 23 points off 50 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three and 90 percent from the free throw line, making 9-of-10 attempts down the stretch. A 7-0 run erased the lead, and jumper from Kayleigh Truong at the 7:29 mark gave GU the lead (40-38) for the first time since 8:42 mark of the first quarter. Three minutes later, a jumper from Jenn Wirth extended the lead to seven (47-40), but a two-minute scoring drought and a 6-0 run in favor of USD cut the lead to one with 1:53 to go.

    Although GU didn't make a field goal for the remainder of the game, both Townsend and Jenn Wirth converted 7-of-8 at the charity stripe to seal the victory, 54-50.

    "This kind of showed what our team was all about," Townsend said. "We came in here, we hadn't had a game, played South Carolina to the end. Then today, found ourselves down 18 at one point and just clawed our way back, possession by possession. So, we learned a lot about our team, our chemistry, the fight that each one of us has. I think we're pretty happy leaving South Dakota knowing that."

    South Dakota (0-2) finished with four players in double figures, led by Chloe Lamb with 18 points. Liv Korngable added 16 points, while Hannah Sjerven and Maddie Krull added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

    Gonzaga returns to play Dec. 6 at South Dakota State in Brookings, SD. Tipoff is TBA. Check GoZags.com for up-to-date information on game times.
    Article Link: https://gozags.com/news/2020/11/30/w...th-dakota.aspx

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    Game ReCap From the GoYotes website:

    KORNGABLE NAMED ALL-CROSSOVER CLASSIC, COYOTES FALL TO NO. 18 GONZAGA
    Britni Smith, USD Sports Information
    11.30.2020

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Senior Liv Korngable scored a career high 20 points as the Coyotes fell 54-50 to No. 18 Gonzaga in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic inside the Sanford Pentagon.

    South Dakota drops to 0-2 for the first time under head coach Dawn Plitzuweit, albeit with the toughest season-opening tournament in program history. This marked the first time the Coyotes have ever played back-to-back AP Top 25 programs.

    "Today was a defensive battle and a game that will help us as we continue to grow as a team," said Plitzuweit. "We want to play the best competition possible in our nonconference and this tournament will help us improve in a lot of areas. We will turn our attention to finals week and we look forward to playing at home on Sunday in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center."

    Korngable earned a spot on the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic all-tournament team. She had back-to-back career games in the tournament, following a 16-point effort on Saturday. She finished 6-of-10 from the field on Monday with six assists and two rebounds.

    Senior center Hannah Sjerven nearly posted another double-double with 12 points and nine boards. She also tallied three steals and a blocked shot.

    Gonzaga (1-1) was led by preseason WCC Player of the Year Jill Townsend's 20 points, finishing a crucial 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Townsend is also included on the preseason Naismith trophy watch list. Kayleigh Truong pitched in 12 points for the Bulldogs.

    The Zags, who had the third-best defense in the country a year ago, held the Coyotes to just 50 points – the lowest scoring effort for USD since March 6, 2018.

    It also marks the first time that an opponent has defeated Plitzuweit's squad when scoring fewer than 60 points. South Dakota entered Monday's game 69-0 in Plitzuweit's tenure when holding foes under 60 points.

    South Dakota jumped out to a 27-9 lead in the game through the first 15 minutes of action.

    After shooting 50 percent from the field in the first quarter, the Coyotes' shooting went cold midway through the game. Gonzaga collapsed on the lane and the Coyotes were 3-of-18 from outside the arc in the game.

    The Bulldogs climbed back from the deficit in the second half. Truong tied the game at 38-all with a three-ball with 8 minutes remaining and took the lead on a pull-up jumper 30 seconds later. Gonzaga's lead grew to as much as seven in the fourth quarter.

    The Coyotes had opportunities to close the gap into the final minutes, with crucial buckets coming from Sjerven and Korngable in the final two minutes. However, Townsend and the Bulldogs put the game away at the free-throw line.

    South Dakota returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 6, with its home opener against Lipscomb inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

    Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic All-Tournament Team
    Destanni Henderson, South Carolina (MVP)
    Zia Cooke, South Carolina
    Jenn Wirth, Gonzaga
    Jill Townsend, Gonzaga
    Liv Korngable, South Dakota
    Article Link: https://goyotes.com/news/2020/11/30/...8-gonzaga.aspx

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