USD drops 80-58 decision to Cornhuskers at exhibition basketball game in Lincoln

USD drops 80-58 decision to Cornhuskers at exhibition basketball game in Lincoln The University of South Dakota women's basketball team dropped an 80-58 decision to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in exhibition basketball on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, NE.

South Dakota had trouble shooting the ball, converting just 18 of 55 shots for 32.7 percent. The Coyotes hit just seven of 23 shots from 3-point range. The Coyotes were 15 of 22 (68.2 percent) from the free throw line.

The Cornhuskers jumped to a 26-9 lead and held a 40-21 halftime advantage. South Dakota cut the margin to 30-15 on a basket by Amanda Iverson. The Coyotes played better in the second half, as Nebraska outscored USD just 40-37.

Sophomore shooting guard Krista Orsack had 16 points, including five of eight from 3-point range. Junior forward Julia Frie added 13 points while sophomore forward Mandy Koupal contributed 10 points and seven rebounds.

South Dakota made just eight of 27 shots in the first half for 29.6 percent. They improved their shooting in the second half, converting 10 of 28 field goals for 35.7 percent. South Dakota's junior forward Heather Nelson had 9 points and five rebounds.

The Huskers shot just 42.6 percent from the field for the game, hitting 26-of-61 attempts, including 38.9 percent from 3-point range on seven of 18 shooting. The Cornhuskers held a 43-37 rebound advantage.

The Coyotes' next action is Nov. 16-17 when they play at the Tri-State Classic in Sioux City, IA. They will face Wayne State at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16 before playing Northern State on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.

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