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PHOTOS: University of South Dakota women win WNIT over Florida Gulf Coast

The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team defeated Florida Gulf Coast 71-65 to win the WNIT at the DakotaDome on Saturday, April 2 in Vermillion.

Florida Gulf Coast University's DyTiesha Dunson (00) brings the ball up the court as University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) gives chase during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s DyTiesha Dunson (00) brings the ball up the court as University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) gives chase during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) brings the ball up the court during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) brings the ball up the court during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) brings the ball up the court as Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) brings the ball up the court as Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) is fouled on the arm by Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) is fouled on the arm by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) passes the ball out to University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) passes the ball out to University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota fans cheer on the Coyotes during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota fans cheer on the Coyotes during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota students and the cheerleaders cheer on the Coyotes during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota students and the cheerleaders cheer on the Coyotes during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota students and the cheerleaders cheer on the Coyotes during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota students and the cheerleaders cheer on the Coyotes during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) draws the foul from Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) draws the foul from Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) celebrates with her teammates University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5), University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) and University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) after a drawing a foul going to the basket during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) celebrates with her teammates University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5), University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) and University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) after a drawing a foul going to the basket during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) celebrates with her teammates University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5), University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) and University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) after a drawing a foul going to the basket during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) celebrates with her teammates University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5), University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) and University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) after a drawing a foul going to the basket during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) has her shot blocked from behind by Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) has her shot blocked from behind by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The University of South Dakota student section reacts after a basket scored by University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4), center, during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The University of South Dakota student section reacts after a basket scored by University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4), center, during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) drives past the defense of Florida Gulf Coast University's Jaime Gluesing (21) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) drives past the defense of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Jaime Gluesing (21) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota Head Coach Amy Williams calls out a defense during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota Head Coach Amy Williams calls out a defense during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota Head Coach Amy Williams wants a foul called during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota Head Coach Amy Williams wants a foul called during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) fights for control of the ball with Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) fights for control of the ball with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) fights for control of the ball with Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) fights for control of the ball with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) fights for control of the ball with Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) fights for control of the ball with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) reacts after hitting a 3-point basket during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) reacts after hitting a 3-point basket during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) reacts after hitting a 3-point basket during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) reacts after hitting a 3-point basket during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket around Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) drives past the defense of Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) drives past the defense of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) shoots a pull up jumper during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) shoots a pull up jumper during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) shoots a pull up jumper during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) shoots a pull up jumper during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket in front of Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket in front of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Former Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teammates Amanda Hart, left, and Taylor Piper have a laugh in a timeout during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Hart serves as the director of basketball operations for the Coyotes for the 2015-16 season. Piper is a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of South Dakota. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Former Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teammates Amanda Hart, left, and Taylor Piper have a laugh in a timeout during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Hart serves as the director of basketball operations for the Coyotes for the 2015-16 season. Piper is a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of South Dakota. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) runs back after hitting a 3-point basket during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) runs back after hitting a 3-point basket during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) reacts after she was bumped by Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) and fell to the floor after Duffy hit a 3-point basket and a timeout was called by Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) reacts after she was bumped by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) and fell to the floor after Duffy hit a 3-point basket and a timeout was called by Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) reacts after she was bumped by Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) and fell to the floor after Duffy hit a 3-point basket and a timeout was called by Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) reacts after she was bumped by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) and fell to the floor after Duffy hit a 3-point basket and a timeout was called by Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) is congratulated by her teammates University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35) and University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5) after a timeout was called by Florida Gulf Coast University following Duffy's 3-point basket during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) is congratulated by her teammates University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35) and University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5) after a timeout was called by Florida Gulf Coast University following Duffy’s 3-point basket during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35) draws a foul going to the basket by Florida Gulf Coast University's DyTiesha Dunson (00) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35) draws a foul going to the basket by Florida Gulf Coast University’s DyTiesha Dunson (00) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35) shoots a pull up jumper over Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35) shoots a pull up jumper over Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Margaret McCloud (30) grabs a pass over her shoulder during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Margaret McCloud (30) grabs a pass over her shoulder during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Margaret McCloud (30) goes to the basket in front of Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Margaret McCloud (30) goes to the basket in front of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket as Florida Gulf Coast University's Katie Meador (3) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) goes to the basket as Florida Gulf Coast University’s Katie Meador (3) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) stretches out for a rebound over Florida Gulf Coast University's Katie Meador (3) and Florida Gulf Coast University's Haley Laughter (20) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) stretches out for a rebound over Florida Gulf Coast University’s Katie Meador (3) and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Haley Laughter (20) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) stretches out for a rebound over Florida Gulf Coast University's Katie Meador (3) and Florida Gulf Coast University's Haley Laughter (20) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) stretches out for a rebound over Florida Gulf Coast University’s Katie Meador (3) and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Haley Laughter (20) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35) shoots over Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) as Florida Gulf Coast University's DyTiesha Dunson (00) and Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) watch during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35) shoots over Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) as Florida Gulf Coast University’s DyTiesha Dunson (00) and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) watch during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) celebrates a basket after getting the foul call along with University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15), University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35) and University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) while Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24), Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2), and Florida Gulf Coast University's Katie Meador (3) show their frustration during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) celebrates a basket after getting the foul call along with University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15), University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35) and University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) while Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24), Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2), and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Katie Meador (3) show their frustration during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) celebrates a basket after getting the foul call along with University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15), University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35) and University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) while Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24), Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2), and Florida Gulf Coast University's Katie Meador (3) show their frustration during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) celebrates a basket after getting the foul call along with University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15), University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35) and University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) while Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24), Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2), and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Katie Meador (3) show their frustration during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) grabs a rebound over Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) and University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) grabs a rebound over Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) and University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota Head Coach Amy Williams can't believe a foul called on the Coyotes during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota Head Coach Amy Williams can’t believe a foul called on the Coyotes during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes bench and fans react after University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) hit a 3-point basket against Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes bench and fans react after University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) hit a 3-point basket against Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes bench and fans react after University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) hit a 3-point basket against Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes bench and fans react after University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) hit a 3-point basket against Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans dressed as the four presidents featured on Mount Rushmore show off to the crowd prior to the start of the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans dressed as the four presidents featured on Mount Rushmore show off to the crowd prior to the start of the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes' mascot waits for the announcement of the players prior to the start of the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes’ mascot waits for the announcement of the players prior to the start of the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) drives to the basket as University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) drives to the basket as University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) passes around Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) passes around Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) tries to drive to the basket while University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) tries to drive to the basket while University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) celebrates a basket made at the end of the first quarter giving the Coyotes a one-point lead over Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) celebrates a basket made at the end of the first quarter giving the Coyotes a one-point lead over Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans disagree with a foul called on the Coyotes during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans disagree with a foul called on the Coyotes during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans disagree with a foul called on the Coyotes during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans disagree with a foul called on the Coyotes during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The student body have fun at half time during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The student body have fun at half time during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) tries shooting around the defense of University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) tries shooting around the defense of University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) goes to the basket as University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) goes to the basket as University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) shoots past the arm of University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) shoots past the arm of University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) goes to the basket as University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) goes to the basket as University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) goes to the basket as University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) goes to the basket as University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) fights for a loose ball with University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) and University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) as Florida Gulf Coast University's Katie Meador (3) watches during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) fights for a loose ball with University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) and University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) as Florida Gulf Coast University’s Katie Meador (3) watches during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) fights for a loose ball with University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) and University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) and Florida Gulf Coast University's Katie Meador (3) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) fights for a loose ball with University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) and University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Katie Meador (3) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) goes to the basket between University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35), University of South Dakota's Abigail Fogg (44) and University of South Dakota's Bridget Arens (22) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) goes to the basket between University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35), University of South Dakota’s Abigail Fogg (44) and University of South Dakota’s Bridget Arens (22) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) shoots over University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) shoots over University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) shoots over University of South Dakota's Caitlin Duffy (33) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) shoots over University of South Dakota’s Caitlin Duffy (33) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) and University of South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (35) both scramble for a loose ball underneath Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) and University of South Dakota’s Nicole Seekamp (35) both scramble for a loose ball underneath Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) drives to the basket past University of South Dakota's Kate Liveringhouse (34) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) drives to the basket past University of South Dakota’s Kate Liveringhouse (34) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) drives to the basket as University of South Dakota's Kate Liveringhouse (34) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) drives to the basket as University of South Dakota’s Kate Liveringhouse (34) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Taylor Gradinjan (24) drives to the basket as University of South Dakota's Kate Liveringhouse (34) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) drives to the basket as University of South Dakota’s Kate Liveringhouse (34) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Kaneisha Atwater (2) shoots around the defense of University of South Dakota's Tia Hemiller (4) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater (2) shoots around the defense of University of South Dakota’s Tia Hemiller (4) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) drives past University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) drives past University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's DyTiesha Dunson (00) shoots over University of South Dakota's Jasmine Trimboli (5) who fell to the ground during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s DyTiesha Dunson (00) shoots over University of South Dakota’s Jasmine Trimboli (5) who fell to the ground during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) shoots in front of University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) shoots in front of University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) fights her way to the basket as University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) defends during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) fights her way to the basket as University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) defends during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Whitney Knight (14) shoots over University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitney Knight (14) shoots over University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University's Stephanie Haas (12) shoots in front of the defense of University of South Dakota's Jaycee Bradley (12) during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Stephanie Haas (12) shoots in front of the defense of University of South Dakota’s Jaycee Bradley (12) during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans dressed as the four presidents featured on Mount Rushmore make their way to the game prior start of the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

USD fans dressed as the four presidents featured on Mount Rushmore make their way to the game prior start of the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes bench and fans react after University of South Dakota's Kelly Stewart (15) hit a 3-point basket against Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women's NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Coyotes bench and fans react after University of South Dakota’s Kelly Stewart (15) hit a 3-point basket against Florida Gulf Coast University during the Women’s NIT Championship game on Saturday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)