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February 22, 2013

Following the Summit – 2/21/13

Filed under: Recaps,The Summit League,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 1:19 am

Recapping the previous day’s games…

Women’s Basketball

Omaha 56 @ South Dakota State 69

What You Need To Know: The win gave South Dakota State a share of the conference title which became the outright conference title after IUPUI lost to South Dakota. It’s their 2nd straight conference title and their 4th in six years. This game was good and close for the first 30 minutes but an 11-0 South Dakota State run allowed them to pull away for the 13 point win.

Interesting Stat Lines: South Dakota State got a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds from Hannah Stop to lead the way. Omaha got 24 points from Paige Frauendorfer who went 10-22 from the field. South Dakota State outshot Omaha 46% to 34% and went 8-16 from three while Omaha was jut 4-17.

Next Up: South Dakota State has a bit of a rest until facing North Dakota State in Fargo in the final regular season game. With the #1 seed locked up in the Summit League tournament the motivation can be getting as good a seed as possible in March if they do make the NCAA Tournament. Omaha heads to North Dakota State this Saturday. Omaha could still grab a winning record in the Summit League if they win out.

IUPUI 39 @ South Dakota 56 – Game of the Week

What You Need To Know: This game was tied 20-20 at the half and IUPUI actually led 27-26 with 17:27 left. Then South Dakota went on a 15-0 run and this was over. South Dakota gets the season sweep but since they are still two games behind IUPUI in the loss department they’ll need a good amount of help to catch them. It is a valuable win for South Dakota though as they fight for the right to play IUPUI a 3rd time in Sioux Falls should they both advance from the first round. That matchup looks a thousand times better for them than playing South Dakota State. Honestly I’d say IUPUI’s chances of winning the Summit League tournament are cut in half if they have to play South Dakota a 3rd time instead of playing say Fort Wayne. They would actually be wise in my opinion to “blow” the game against Fort Wayne (7-6) next week to let Fort Wayne get an extra win as they look to catch South Dakota. The Mastodons would lose the tiebreaker to South Dakota if they end up tied.

Interesting Stat Lines: South Dakota got a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds from Polly Harrington. Tempestt Wilson led the team with 17 points. IUPUI had only one player in double figures, Dee-Dee Bellamy, averaging four points per game, with 10. Kerah Nelson was held scoreless. South Dakota held the Jaguars to just 20% shooting, 8-43 (19%) on two pointers! That dropped to 5-34 (15%) and 3-23 (13%) on twos in the second half. IUPUI did not make a FG between the 17:27 mark and the 6:20 mark in the second half. IUPUI was +13 on the offensive boards (they had 19) in the loss. It wasn’t just because of them missing more shots either, they grabbed 35% of those available to South Dakota’s 21%.

Next Up: South Dakota will host Western Illinois on Saturday while IUPUI travels to Kansas City on Saturday. Since those two teams will be playing tomorrow these two could have a slight advantage with less tired legs.

Women’s Player of the Night: Why not start a new feature with a week left in the season? Anyways Hannah Strop of South Dakota State is the player of the night. She had 13 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 4-5 including 3-4 from three. She also had one assist in her 29 minutes in the 69-56 win over Omaha.

Upcoming Games
All Times CT

Men’s Basketball – 2/22
North Dakota State 20-7 (11-4) @ Akron 21-4 (12-0) – 6 PM – ESPN2

Women’s Basketball – 2/22
Western Illinois 11-14 (4-8) @ Kansas City 9-17 (5-8) – 1 PM

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