Ciarra Duffy scored 20 points and South Dakota beat No. 22 Missouri 74-61 on Saturday for the Coyotes’ first road win over a Top 25 team in program history.
The Coyotes (10-1) won their eighth straight game, a streak that includes a November victory over then-No. 23 Iowa. Their only loss came at Drake, which briefly made the Top 25 after that.
South Dakota took the lead for good early in the third quarter when the Arens sisters – senior Allison and sophomore Monica – combined for eight points in a 10-0 run. Missouri cut a 13-point deficit to two on Sophie Cunningham’s 3-pointer that capped 17-7 run over the first six minutes of the fourth quarter. But those were the Tigers’ final points – they missed their last six shots – while the Coyotes finished on an 11-0 streak.
Monica Arens finished with 13 points and Allison Arens 10.
Cunningham scored 19 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers (8-3), who had a five-game win streak snapped.
Missouri made 12 3-pointers, five more than the Coyotes, but were outscored 30-16 in the paint and outrebounded 41-34.