USD Womens Basketball to Play South Carolina Next Season

VERMILLION, S.D. (USD) — South Dakota women’s basketball will take on the 2017 NCAA Champion South Carolina Gamecocks on Dec. 22, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina, announced Monday by head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. This will mark the first meeting between South Carolina and South Dakota in women’s basketball. The Coyotes earned their first win against an SEC team last December when they won at then-No. 22 Missouri 74-61. South Carolina reached the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the sixth-straight year in 2019, wrapping up a 23-10 season. In addition to the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, the Gamecocks return two all-SEC performers and two SEC all-freshmen picks. South Dakota finished 28-6 last season, becoming the first Summit League program to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.