The season came to an end for the University of Idaho women’s basketball team last week, but senior guard Taylor Pierce will get one more chance to showcase her 3-point prowess.
Pierce was chosen to compete in the 31st annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on Thursday at Target Center in Minneapolis. The event starts at 7 p.m. MT on ESPN.
The Vandals lost to Arizona 68-60 on March 28 in the WNIT’s Round of 16. Pierce made six 3-pointers in the loss, increasing her season total to 154. The mark is tops in the nation this season and an NCAA single-season record. Pierce finishes her collegiate career with a school- and Big Sky-record 472 made 3-pointers, which is tied for second most in NCAA history.
Thursday’s all-star event includes 24 of the nation’s elite men’s and women’s college basketball players — eight dunkers and eight men’s and women’s shooters. The winners of the men’s and women’s 3-point contests compete in the Reese’s Puffs Battle of the Champions.
Joining Pierce in the women’s 3-point contest are Missouri’s Sophie Cunningham, Marquette’s Natisha Hiedeman, Central Michigan’s Presley Hudson, N.C. State’s Kiara Leslie, Belmont’s Darby Maggard, Kentucky’s Maci Morris and Texas’ Danni Williams.