Colleges – Southwest Minnesota State

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…

Mustang Men Outlast Augustana

SMSU Wins In Sioux Falls 81-77

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State pushed its winning streak to five straight and pulled to within one game of Minnesota State in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division standings, after earning a hard-fought 81-77 victory over Augustana on Saturday night at the Sioux Arena.   SMSU and Minnesota State will meet next Friday night at the R/A…

Augie Women Bounce Back Against SMSU

Deliver Dave Krauth 599th Career Win With 77-58 Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On senior day, with alumni in the building, the fifth-ranked Augustana women’s basketball team routed Southwest Minnesota State 77-58 Saturday afternoon inside the Sioux Falls Arena.   The Vikings improved to 22-2 overall and 18-2 in the NSIC and Dave Krauth earned his 599th victory as a college head coach. With the win the Vikings have…

Mustangs Add 8 Recruits For Women’s Soccer

Mustangs Add 8 Recruits For Women's Soccer

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State head women’s soccer coach, Erin Kasmarik-Mallett, announced the official signing of eight future-student athletes to the SMSU soccer program on Wednesday as a part of National Signing Day, the first day student-athletes around the country were eligible to sing National Letters of Intent. The Mustangs soccer program will welcome players from five different states: Minnesota…

Southwest Minnesota State Football Recruits

Southwest Minnesota State Football Recruits

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced today the signing of 31 high school and four transfer student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU. Today’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Today’s list of signees includes student-athletes…

SMSU Men Score Big Win At Northern State

Mustangs Upset 12th Ranked Wolves 64-57

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Carter Kirk scored 19 points and tied a school record with 21 rebounds to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 64-57 road victory over No. 12 Northern State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball on Saturday night at Wachs Arena.   SMSU, which snapped a two-game losing streak, improves to 15-7 overall, 11-5 NSIC. NSU suffered…

Northern State Women Pull Away From SMSU

Mustangs Win 79-62

Aberdeen S.D. – Northern State University Women’s team picked up a 79-62 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday afternoon. The Wolves improved to 18-4 overall and 13-3 in NSIC play.   The Wolves were out-scored 22-15 in the first quarter by the Mustangs but Northern won the last three quarters to seal the weekend sweep. In the second quarter,…

Augie Beats SMSU in NSIC Wrestling

Augie Beats SMSU in NSIC Wrestling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team improved to 7-2 in duals on the season and moved to 2-0 in NSIC duals with a 27-9 victory over SMSU in the Elmen Center on Thursday night. The Vikings went young against the Mustangs with half of their starters being underclassmen and only two seniors in the top group. The team…

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) announced on Wednesday that Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss was named the Division II Player of the Year. The announcement comes just one day after Reiss was named first-team AVCA All-American for a second consecutive season. Reiss, a native of Taunton, Minn., and a 2015 graduate of Minneota High School, was…

Top Ranked SMSU Stunned & Upset By Duluth

Mustang Volleyball Season Ends With 3-0 Sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Top-seeded Southwest Minnesota State suffered its second lowest hitting percentage (.179) of the season and had its seven-match win streak snapped by Minnesota Duluth, which came away with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 sweep over SMSU on Friday night in the second of two NCAA Central Region semifinal matches in the PE Gym. The loss drops the Mustangs’ record to 11-4…

On to region semi’s for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

On to region semi's for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State (29-3) held the third team in the nation in hitting percentage, Arkansas Tech (35-1), to just .165 hitting in a 25-9, 25-20, 25-21 sweep on Thursday night in the PE Gym. Taylor Reiss led the Mustangs with 17 kills on 35 swings including a six-kill first set that helped SMSU jump on top of Arkansas…

SMSU and Northern begin play in Central Region

SMSU and Northern begin play in Central Region

The Mustangs of SMSU are hosting the Central Region volleyball tournament as the #1 seed. They are still a young squad, but with Region Player of the Year Taylor Reiss they have been improving all season and winning a lot of close matches along the way. The Northern Wolves brought a 23-6 record into the tournament and will be motivated…

SMSU’s Reiss is Central Region Player of the Year

SMSU's Reiss is Central Region Player of the Year

TOPEKA, Kan. – For the second straight season, Southwest Minnesota State University junior Taylor Reiss has been named the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) Central Region Player of the Year, while teammates senior Brooke Borchardt and senior Megan Larson also garnered all-region accolades which was announced on Tuesday. Reiss and Borchardt were both named to the seven-member first team,…

Sioux Falls Sweeps SMSU In NSIC Doubleheader

USF Men Win 91-85 In Overtime While Women Prevail 76-58

MEN’S RECAP SIOUX FALLS, SD – Junior forward Drew Guebert scored a career-best 36 points with 10 rebounds, including a four-point play late, to rally the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (5-1, 1-0 NSIC) to a 91-85 overtime win over defending NSIC South champion Southwest Minnesota State (4-3, 0-1 NSIC) before 995 at the Stewart Center on Saturday….

SMSU VB team happy to have home court in regions

SMSU VB team happy to have home court in regions

The Mustangs of SMSU will be hosting the Central Region Volleyball Tournament starting Thursday, November 30th and concluding on Saturday in Marshall, At take is a spot in the Elite 8. And junior standout Taylor Reiss, the NSIC player of the week who had 97 kills in the conference tournament, knows it’s a big advantage for her team to be…

SMSU Volleyball to host Central Region Tourney

SMSU Volleyball to host Central Region Tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second time in school history, the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball program will host the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament, which will be held Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The NCAA Division II volleyball national committee announced the 64-team tournament field tonight with SMSU earning the region’s No. 1 seed. The eight-team region…

SMSU Sweeps Concordia-St. Paul To Take NSIC Tournament Title

Mustangs Get Auto Bid To NCAA Tournament & Will Likely Host Regional

St. PAUL, Minn. – Taylor Reiss, the tournament Most Valuable Player, recorded a match-high 25 kills to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 3-0 victory over Concordia-St. Paul in championship match of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament on Sunday.   SMSU (28-3), the No. 2 seed in the tournament and the No. 4 ranked team in Division II, won…

Reiss’ 41 Kills Leads SMSU To Five Set Semifinal Win Over Augie

Mustangs Advance To NSIC Tournament Championship

St. PAUL, Minn.- Taylor Reisshad another record setting day as she racked up a career-high 41 kills with a .367 hitting percentage in a thrilling 25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-8 win for Southwest Minnesota State over Augustana in the first of two NSICsemifinal matches on Saturday afternoon in the Gangelhoff Center. Reiss, who tied an NSIC Tournament record for kills in…

Northern Men Win 81-68 at SMSU

Northern Men Win 81-68 at SMSU

Marshall, Minn. – The top picked Northern State Wolves faced off against the second picked Southwest Minnesota State mustangs in non-conference action on Wednesday evening, with the Wolves coming out on top 81-68. Northern improves to 81-68 overall and 65-25 all-time against the Mustangs. It was a close game through the first 20 minutes of action, as the two teams…