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USD Women's Basketball Falls to TCU, Concludes Season

University of South Dakota



The University of South Dakota women's basketball team lost in the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitational Tournament on Sunday night. 


The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs made more than half of their shots on their way to a 79-71 victory over USD in front of more than 3,800 fans at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. 


Coyote center Kate Liveringhaus scored with less than 30 seconds in the game to cut TCU's lead to just two points. But, the Horned Frogs scored on their next possession and hit four free throws to win. 


USD head basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit says this year's team has a lot to be proud of. She says outgoing seniors Caitlin Duffy, Jasmine Trimboli, and Kate Liveringhaus have made a difference for the program. 



"We'll have a chance to get back with our young kids and we'll start working out, whenever that time is. And, that'll be a great situation. We love being in practice with them and working out with them, but it's going to be hard not to have those three there. It's just going to be so strange and so different, so that's going to be the challenge. But, I think the selflessness and the camaraderie...this group has a lot of character to them. And, really, a lot of energy to them and a lot of enthusiasm about them. And, that's not something that automatically returns," Plizuweit says. 

The Horned Frogs advance to play Indiana on Wednesday in the semifinals of the WNIT. 


South Dakota's season ends after earning 29 wins in 36 games.