South Dakota Women Shock Baylor 61-47 At No. 2 Seed’s Home


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Hannah Sjerven scored 16 points and Chloe Lamb had 15 as the 10th-seeded South Dakota women beat Baylor 61-47 to advance to their first Sweet 16.

The Coyotes became the eighth double-digit seed to win on the opening weekend of the women’s NCAA Tournament, tying a record.

The 29-5 Coyotes scored the game’s first 11 points and led throughout against the Big 12 regular-season champion Bears.

Baylor had won 17 consecutive NCAA tourney games played on its home court since 2011. The Bears had been to 12 consecutive Sweet 16s.

Queen Egbo had 13 points while two-time AP All-America forward NaLyssa Smith matched her season low with 10 points for the Bears, who finished 28-7.