Taylor Frederick scored 16 points, Hannah Sjerven added a double-double with seven blocks and No. 17 South Dakota coasted past fourth-seeded Oral Roberts 65-43 in the Summit League semifinals on Monday.
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Chloe Lamb scored a career-high 24 points and No. 21 South Dakota jumped to a big early lead and held on to defeat Oral Roberts 77-73 on Saturday.
Monica Arens and Ciara Duffy scored 18 points apiece and No. 24 South Dakota beat Oral Roberts 79-56 on Sunday.
Makayla Daniels scored a career-high 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting Thursday night, and the No. 23 Arkansas women beat Oral Roberts 96-64.
The South Dakota Coyotes are ranked for the first time in program history, entering this week's Associated Press women's basketball poll at No. 25.
Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Several first-place battles tonight: Summit League (Oral Roberts at South Dakota St); Conference USA (Western Kentucky at Old Dominion); WAC (New Mexico St at Grand Canyon); Southern (UNC Greensboro at East Tennessee St); Horizon League (Wright St at Northern Kentucky); NEC (St. Francis-PA at Robert Morris).
Oral Roberts officials say the death of women's basketball player Ashley Beatty is being investigated as a suicide after her body was discovered in a campus dorm.
Kevi Luper might fly a little under the radar. But don't be fooled. The Oral Roberts senior is the most prolific mid-major scorer since Jackie Stiles.