Keep in mind that the Coyotes' two opponents were not the only teams in this tournament. There were 10 teams including: Alabama Ohio State Nebraska USC Northern Iowa
"Duffy nearly recorded a triple-double on Friday in leading the Coyotes to a 68-53 victory over Ohio State. Her stat line included 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, a block and a steal. She then helped the Coyotes get out to a quick start over Northern Illinois with 13 points, four assists and three rebounds in 17 minutes. South Dakota won game two 91-48, with Duffy making three of USD's school record 17 3-pointers."
Ciara Duffy, South Dakota South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy was named the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout's Most Valuable Performer and earned a spot on the all-tournament team after nearly recording a triple-double on Friday in leading the Coyotes to a 68-53 victory over Ohio State.
Against the Buckeyes, Duffy’s stat line included 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, a block and a steal. She then helped the Coyotes get out to a quick start over Northern Illinois with 13 points, four assists and three rebounds in 17 minutes. South Dakota won game two 91-48, with Duffy making three of South Dakota’s school record 17 3-pointers.
A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, Duffy is averaging 17.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season. She's reached double-figures in all eight games with a pair of double-doubles.
With the wins, South Dakota entered the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time this season at No. 24. The Coyotes were ranked for five-straight weeks last season from Feb. 12 to March 12. The Coyotes (7-1) now boast wins over Ohio State, Missouri, Utah, Drake and Green Bay this season. The Coyotes' lone blemish on the season came at the hands of Missouri State.
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She was one of thirty nominated for this prestigious national award.
"To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition."
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