South Dakota State coaches, players react to OT win vs USC in March Madness

South Dakota State 62, USC 57, in overtime. It was a thrilling, tense, always-close NCAA Tournament game the Trojans lost in Blacksburg, Va., on Friday evening. The Trojans’ season ended, but they put up a great fight, just as they had done all season long.

Tim Thomas of the Tech Lunch Pail is based in Blacksburg. He attended the postgame presser and passed along audio from both USC and SDSU. South Dakota State had to work extremely hard to fight past the Women of Troy, whose defense held the Jackrabbits far below their season average for points scored. SDSU came into the game averaging 79.4 points per game. USC held the Jacks to 45 in regulation, 62 in the extended-length game.

Here’s how South Dakota State coach Aaron Johnston and his players processed this game against USC. Our thanks to Tim Thomas for this audio file:

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire