The University of South Dakota women are on track to go undefeated in Summit League play for the second time in the last three years. That's the big flashing sign this week on the Road to Sioux Falls – and for the Summit League men’s and women’s basketball championships.
The Coyotes continue to crush it with wins at Omaha and Denver – with Taylor Frederick getting 20 points in 20 minutes for USD. Ciara Duffy with 14 against the Mavs and then a season-high 31 in the at Denver. The Yotes are 10-0 and they have outscored their opponents by 348 total points in those ten wins.
South Dakota State is keeping pace with a 51-point win at Western Illinois and a 15-point win at Oral Roberts last week.
North Dakota with back-to-back wins to move into fourth place in the standings. UND and 5th-place Oral Roberts play each other in Grand Forks on Friday.
Denver has lost three in a row but the Pioneers try to get right on Saturday night hosting Purdue-Fort Wayne. The Dons and Omaha in the battle at the bottom at the moment. Meanwhile, great men’s game in Omaha on Super Bowl Sunday with the Mavs hosting South Dakota.
Mavs out to a 12-nothing lead but the Coyotes cut it to two at halftime. K-J Robinson with 22 points for Omaha. Tyler Hagedorn with 27 for USD. It comes down to the free-throw line as Triston Simpson hits two in the final seconds and the Yotes with a huge 81-80 win at Omaha.
South Dakota has the longest win streak in the league right now at five in a row.
Surprisingly, South Dakota State stays on top of the standings. The Jacks with wins at Oral Roberts and Western Illinois last week.
North Dakota State with road wins at Western Illinois and Purdue-Fort Wayne. Cam Hunter off the bench with a season-high 20 points in the win at Fort Wayne.
South Dakota and Omaha are in the three and four spots at the moment. North Dakota State plays at Omaha on Wednesday.
Oral Roberts beat Denver on Saturday and it is a big week this week for ORU with games at North Dakota on Thursday and at North Dakota State on Saturday.
Denver sophomore Jace Townsend continues to lead the league in scoring at 23 a game. He had 30 in that loss to Oral Roberts. It's the second time in the last five games he has hit 30.
But Townsend and the Pioneers have some work to do to stay out of the nine, which could mean no trip to the Summit League Tournament – which is coming up fast – starting March 7 in Sioux Falls.