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SDSU Men Outlast USD for Summit Title

SDSU Men Outlast USD for Summit Title

BROOKINGS, SD…Four Jackrabbits reached double figures and South Dakota State claimed its first-ever outright Summit League Regular Season Championship Thursday night at Frost Arena in a 76-72 victory over rival South Dakota. Playing in front of 4,138 fans in their regular season home finale, the Jacks (24-6, 12-1 Summit League) locked up the No. 1 seed in next month’s Summit…

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

DICKINSON, N.D. – Third-seeded Dickinson State (N.D.) scored the first 11 points of the game in the opening round of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men’s Basketball Postseason Conference Tournament versus sixth-seeded Dakota State (S.D.) Thursday evening at Scott Gymnasium.  The Blue Hawks never trailed in the game as they advanced to the semifinals with a 79-59 victory over…

Coyotes Still Want Improvement with Summit Tourney Ahead

USD Women complete perfect Summit League season with comeback win over SDSU

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women weren’t going to dwell on their 80-75 win over SDSU Wednesday night. But they deserved even a small celebration, like dinner together says senior Jasmine Trimboli who led the Coyotes with 18 points. But head coach Dawn Plitzuweit won’t allow her team to look back. She wants them to continue improving with the biggest prize…

Coyotes rally past Jacks for perfect Summit season

Coyotes rally past Jacks for perfect Summit season

VERMILLION, S.D.—The historical season continued tonight as the Coyotes rallied from an 11-point deficit to top South Dakota State 80-75 in front of 4,018 fans inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Wednesday. South Dakota (24-5, 14-0 Summit) is the first undefeated Summit League regular season champion since 1994. The Coyotes also earn their third regular season title in the…

Spencer, Warren help Augie men advance

Spencer, Warren help Augie men advance

SIOUX FALLS –The first few minutes of Wednesday’s NSIC Tournament first round game looked like it would be an easy Augustana win, but the NSIC North’s No. 4 seeded Bemidji State Beavers made the No. 5 seeded Vikings out of the south division work for their 88-72 win in the Elmen Center. Teams take a win any way they can…

Cougar Men Win 20th, Roll into NSIC Quarterfinals

Cougar Men Win 20th, Roll into NSIC Quarterfinals

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The USF men won for the 20th time this season on Wednesday night in the opening round of the NSIC playoffs. The Cougars beat MN-Crookston 98-68 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Sanford Pentagon. Trevon Evans paced the way with 23 points, Drew Guebert had 20 and Aaron Rothermund had 17 as USF shot 60% from…

Rust Leads Balanced attack for Augie Women

Rust Leads Balanced attack for Augie Women

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In the first round of the NSIC Tournament, the 12th-ranked and top-seeded Augustana women’s basketball team rolled the 8th seeded Bemidji State Beavers 94-57 Wednesday night inside the Elmen Center. The Vikings, who improve to 24-3 overall, advance to the quarterfinals of the NSIC Tournament to take on the winner of the Minnesota State – Minnesota…

Szymanski, Hummel Propel USF in NSIC Tourney

Szymanski, Hummel Propel USF in NSIC Tourney

SIOUX FALLS – Same story, different year. For the third consecutive season, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (15-12) has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Postseason Tournament after Kaely Hummel and Mariah Szymanski each scored 20 points to rally the Cougars past the University of Mary (13-16), 60-50 at the Stewart Center on Wednesday….

Both Coaches Expect an Intense Game Wednesday Night

Both Coaches Expect an Intense Game Wednesday Night

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women try and wrap up a perfect regular season in the Summit League Wednesday night on their home floor. But to do so they will have to beat arch-rival SDSU for a 2nd time. The Coyotes won at Frost Arena 67-61 handing Aaron Johnston’s team it’s only conference defeat. Both AJ and Dawn Plitzuweit expect a…

Korver Says His Red Raiders Can Score

Korver Says His Red Raiders Can Score

ORANGE CITY, IA… The Northwestern Red Raiders roll into the GPAC post season tournament with a high scoring and veteran team. Kris Korver has 6 talented seniors on his 23-5 team that is ranked 10th in the NAIA. And he feels it’s their ability to ball that makes them tough to play against. The winner of the GPAC tournament gets…

USD SDSU Women’s Basketball Preview

USD SDSU Women's Basketball Preview

VERMILLION, SD… The USD Women have a chance to go undefeated in the Summit League. But the Jackrabbits of SDSU are standing in their way as the two teams have a re-match Wednesday night in Vermillion. Allison Arens doesn’t think her team played its best, despite winning 67-61 in Brookings.  SDSU coach Aaron Johnston doesn’t think his team played with…

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

MITCHELL, SD…Matt Wilber’s DWU Tigers are one of many teams that could win the GPAC Tournament starting Wednesday and qualify for the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux Falls. He feels there are 6 or 7 teams from his conference that are plenty good enough to make it. Which just emphasizes how tough the league is on a nightly basis and…

Chris Nilsen Clears 19 feet for Coyotes!

Chris Nilsen Clears 19 feet for Coyotes!

LINCOLN, NE… Last Friday night USD pole vaulter Chris Nilsen wasn’t feeling his best for the Nebraska Tune-Up. He hadn’t slept well the previous night and wasn’t expecting much when it was time to compete. But head coach Derek Miles realized right away it could be something special. And it certainly was as he set a personal best by clearing…

USD Women Playing Great at Right Time

USD Women Playing Great at Right Time

VERMILLION, SD… Dawn Plitzuweit’s USD Coyotes head in to Wednesday night’s game with SDSU riding a 17-game winning streak and sporting a perfect record in Summit League play. With the post season tournamnent the following week, she’s looks at this game as a chance for her team to get that much better so they are playing their best when it…

Jackrabbit & Coyote Men Breeze Through Weekend To Set Up Championship Clash

USD & SDSU To Play For Regular Season Summit Title Thursday

VERMILLION & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  All season long it seems as though the South Dakota and South Dakota State men’s  basketball teams have been on a collision course to meet in the Summit League Tournament Championship game on March 6th. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but they will play for the regular season league title this week. Both the…

Weekend Wins Put Summit Title On Line For USD & SDSU Women

Coyotes Can Claim Outright Title Wednesday

VERMILLION & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Similar to their men’s counterparts, both the South Dakota and South Dakota State women’s basketball teams will play for the Summit League regular season title this week after each took care of business yesterday. The Jacks locked up at least the #2 seed by winning at 3rd place Western Illinois 70-42, getting 20 points from…

Evans Emergence Helps USF Men Have Special Season

Cougars Win Division Two Best 19 Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The University of Sioux Falls men’s team will be home for the first round of the NSIC Tournament for the first time in their history. The Coo finished the season yesterday with an 88-81 win over Mankato, their first victory over the Mavericks since joining the NSIC.  Plenty of other history was made this year for…

2018 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

All Four Local Teams Will Host Opening Round Games

BURNSVILLE, MN  —  All four local NSIC men’s basketball teams will host during the opening round of the 2018 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament which begins on Wednesday. Northern Division & Outright NSIC Champion Northern State (27-3, 20-2) is the Northern Division top seed and will host Concordia-St. Paul at the Barnett Center at 8 PM. Southern Division Champion Southwest Minnesota…

2018 NSIC Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

All Three South Dakota Teams To Host Opening Round Games

BURNSVILLE, MN  —  All three of South Dakota’s NSIC women’s basketball teams will host their opening round games in the 2018 NSIC Tournament beginning on Wednesday. Southern Division Champion & Co-NSIC Champion Augustana (23-3, 19-3) is the Southern Division top seed and will host Bemidji State at the Sioux Falls Arena at 6 PM. Northern Division & NSIC-Co Champion Northern…