TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Chloe Lamb scored a career-high 24 points and No. 21 South Dakota jumped to a big early lead and held on to defeat Oral Roberts 77-73 on Saturday.
The Coyotes (25-2, 14-0 Summit League), who won their 14th straight, had their first league game decided by single figures as the Golden Eagles (12-14, 7-5) used a 26-14 advantage in the second quarter to close within 35-31. South Dakota had a 21-5 lead after one quarter.
Oral Roberts, which lost the first matchup 76-56, tied the game at 44 on a Keni Jo Lippe 3-pointer midway through the third quarter, but Taylor Frederick hit a layup and a 3 as the Coyotes regained the lead.
Inside the final two minutes, Oral Roberts got within two several times but Monica Arens scored six points, going 4 for 4 from the foul line and Madison McKeever and Ciara Duffy went 2 for 2 at the stripe for the win.