USD women lose two; will host ND schools Northern Colorado, which lost to South Dakota earlier this season in Vermillion, 75-58, evened the season series with a 60-49 victory over the Coyotes last Saturday in Greeley, CO.
USD came into the game following a 68-50 loss to Nebraska-Omaha on Friday.
The Coyotes, who trailed, 29-24, at halftime, were held to 31.0 percent shooting from the field by Northern Colorado and USD was outrebounded, 44-41. USD, which hosts North Dakota State and North Dakota Friday and Saturday, shot only 28.6 percent in the second half.
USD, which dropped to 10-10 overall and 3-8 in the NCC, was led by Melinda Oster's 12 points and eight rebounds. Heather Nelson had 11 points, followed by Kelly Koepp with 7 and Dawn Sudbeck with 6. Julia Frie pulled down seven rebounds.
South Dakota fell behind 13-0 early in the first half and couldn't catch up in its loss to Nebraska-Omaha.
The Coyotes, who trailed 32-21 at halftime, shot 34.0 percent for the game hitting 16 of 47 attempts. UNO was 24-for-66 for 36.4 percent. The Mavericks also outrebounded USD, 48-36.
South Dakota landed only one player in double scoring figures and that was Nelson with 12 points. Frie finished with 9 points and eight rebounds. Sudbeck had 8 points with 5 apiece for Nicole Jaycox and Amanda Iverson. Jaycox was tops in rebounds with nine.