Purdue to host S. Dakota State in women's tourney


Purdue will host South Dakota State on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament.

The 13th-ranked Boilermakers, seeded fourth, won the Big Ten tournament with a 74-70 double overtime win over Nebraska. The Boilermakers (24-8) enter the NCAA tournament on a five-game win streak.

Purdue's top scorer is Brittany Rayburn. She averaged 14.9 points per game this season and was the most outstanding player of the conference tournament. KK Houser, the team's No. 3 scorer, had 19 points in the Big Ten final.

South Dakota State (24-8) won the Summit League regular season and tournament titles. The 13th-seeded Jackrabbits defeated Missouri-Kansas City 78-77 to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Purdue-South Dakota State winner will play the South Carolina-Eastern Michigan winner on Monday.

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