Men’s Basketball

Northern Wolves Confident Heading to Regional

Northern Wolves Confident Heading to Regional

ABERDEEN, SD… This is really one of those feel good stories. None of the experts picked the Northern men to have the same kind of season they did last year when they won the NSIC and eventually lost in the National Championship game at the Pentagon. They lost several key contributors to that team by graduation. But Ian Smith, Gabe…

Hoglund’s Big Game Helps DWU Advance at NAIA

Hoglund's Big Game Helps DWU Advance at NAIA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thanks to a 43-point outing by Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team downed Warner University (Fla.), 79-65 in the opening round of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament presented by Athletic Care, Wednesday at the Sanford Pentagon. Both teams began the game slow on offense as the first…

Northern Men Repeat as NSIC Champions

Northern Men Repeat as NSIC Champions

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern State Wolves had 3 very challenging games in the NSIC Tournament and they responded in all three with hard-fought victories. The widest margin of victory was in Tuesday night’s title game against SMSU when the Wolves prevailed 72-68. Afterwards, MVP Ian Smith and junior Gabe King talked about what it meant to them to repeat…

Augie to Play Basketball Games at Sanford Pentagon

Augie to Play Basketball Games at Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Augustana University Athletics and the Sanford Pentagon are pleased to announce a facility partnership that will move all conference home games for Augustana men’s and women’s basketball to the Sanford Pentagon starting next season (2019-20). The initial agreement is for 10 years and will help elevate the experience for both Viking student-athletes and fans. Augustana has a rich…

Hoglund Loves How Speedy His DWU Team Is

Hoglund Loves How Speedy His DWU Team Is

MITCHELL, SD… In recent years the DWU men were a dominating, physical team. But Matt Wilber has proven there is more than one way to win in the GPAC. This year’s team went 22-9 as they headed into the NAIA tournament led by Ty Hoglund who’s had several games over 40 points this season. And the former Dell Rapids standout…

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 25 Northern State University men’s basketball team defeated Southwest Minnesota State 72-68, en-route to their second straight NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Championship. The Wolves defeated the Mustangs for the second straight year in the title match, improving to 26-6 overall this season. The title is the fourth NSIC Tournament crown for the Wolves in…

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The NSIC men’s championship game is Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. The same two teams that met in the finals last year will play again. But for the Mustangs of SMSU, they realize they have to win with a record of 18-13 and get the league’s automatic bid into the region tournament or their season is…

Northern Advances to NSIC Championship on Last Second Game Winner

Northern Advances to NSIC Championship on Last Second Game Winner

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Northern State University men’s basketball team advanced Monday in the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament, following a game winning shot by Mason Stark with under one second remaining. The Wolves defeated the Warriors 77-76, improving to 25-6 overall this season. Winona State led by three with 21 seconds left in regulation. Ian Smith drove the lane…

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a double-digit second half deficit and then used a big 3-pointer late in overtime to earn a thrilling 84-78 overtime victory over Wayne State in the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU (18-13) will now advance to Tuesday’s night championship game versus regular…

USD Men and Women Sweep North Dakota State

USD Men and Women Sweep North Dakota State

Women’s Recap VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota sophomore center Hannah Sjerven scored a career high 24 points in leading the Coyotes to a 76-57 victory against North Dakota State on Thursday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. “Tonight was a tough game because there were a ton of adjustments that both teams made throughout the game,” said USD head coach Dawn…

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF Recap SIOUX FALLS — Keyed by a fast start and high energy throughout the night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (19-10) rolled to a 96-51 victory over Minot State (14-18) in the NSIC Sanford Health Postseason Tournament at the Stewart Center on Wednesday. USF opened with a 15-3 lead and led 44-25 at halftime. In the…

Daum is Summit Player of Week for 8th time this season!

Daum is Summit Player of Week for 8th time this season!

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was announced Monday as the Summit League’s Player of the Week, earning the award for the eighth time this season. Daum opened the week with a monster 38-point, 20-rebound double-double in the Jackrabbits’ victory over Purdue Fort Wayne Thursday, becoming just the third player in the last 20 years to have multiple…

Augie and USF Split Doubleheader at Elmen Center

Augie and USF Split Doubleheader at Elmen Center

Women’s Game SIOUX FALLS – Kaely Hummel scored a season-high 28 points to lead the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (20-7, 15-6 NSIC) to a seventh consecutive win and a season sweep of city rival Augustana (20-10, 12-9 NSIC) with a 76-62 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division victory at the Elmen Center before 2,527 in attendance. With…

Daum Passes Big O, Jacks Outlast Fort Wayne in Big Summit Contest

Daum Passes Big O, Jacks Outlast Fort Wayne in Big Summit Contest

BROOKINGS, SD…Thursday’s matchup between the top two Summit League offenses lived up to its billing inside Frost Arena, as South Dakota State men’s basketball claimed a 92-83 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne in comeback fashion. Playing in front of 2,431 fans, the Jackrabbits shot 47.1 percent from the field and hit 13 3-pointers, outscoring the Mastodons by six in the…

Umude and Coyotes Roll Past Denver 72-45

Umude and Coyotes Roll Past Denver 72-45

VERMILLION, S.D. – A 23-5 run to close the first half, and a balanced scoring attack, propelled the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 72-45 victory over Denver Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Sophomore Stanley Umude led the Coyotes with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, his third double-double of the season. Junior Triston…