The Coyote women jumped out to a lead early against Northern Iowa, but the Panthers pesky defense towards the end helped UNI close the gap. South Dakota was able to hold off the charge and defeat UNI 85-77. The Coyotes are now 5-0 all-time against Northern Iowa when playing inside DakotaDome. USD now leads the series 6-5 overall, which means the Coyotes are just 1-5 in Cedar Falls. Can we just schedule this opponent in the Dome only?
Oh, by the way, the team shot 60 percent in the game, which isn’t bad.
Tia Hemiller scored a career-high 20 points in the win and dominated at the end of the game to hold off UNI. She has taken over in the final minute in back-to-back games to help South Dakota to the win. Coyotes are now 5-2 on the season and will host Cal State Fullerton tomorrow.
After the game Jay Elsen and I sat down for a video blog to talk about the Coyote win. I always appreciate the chance to be on with Jay, who also hosts Coyote Corner on Tuesday nights at 8pm CT on Midco Sports Net.
It’s not March Madness, but 64 teams have been selected for the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. Penn State has won it the last three years and the Nittany Lions are the No. 8 seed this year. Texas, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa State are the top four seeds in the tournament. The Regional sites include Lexington, Ky., Minneapolis, Minn., Gainesville, Fla., and Honolulu, Hawaii. The semifinals and finals are in San Antonio, Tex. at the Alamodome.
Test out your knowledge of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament with this bracket challenge. Just follow the link below. It only takes a few minutes to select the tournament winners.