By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Ashley Eide and SDSU are in the tourney for the fifth straight year.
Like the men's team, the South Dakota State women punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament by claiming the Summit League Championship.
The Jackrabbits earned a 13 seed, and will play South Carolina in the first round on Saturday.
It's the program fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament.
The Gamecocks advanced to the Sweet 16 last season. SDSU was1-4 against tournament teams this year.
The game is in Boulder, Colorado and the team is excited about it being at a neutral site.
"Just how easy it is to be able to get there," Senior Ashley Eide said. I Think that will be good for a lot of our fans thinking about making a trip out there. Hopefully we'll get some out there."
"Playing against South Carolina is not easy but it's a much better feel to be more of a neutral site, plus we got a lot of SDSU alums and grads," SDSU Head Coach Aaron Johnston said. "We'll have quite a few blue and yellow in the stands so that'll be exciting."
The game tips off at 2:00 on Saturday.
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