Men’s Basketball

Wingett Transfers From Memphis to SDSU

Wingett Transfers From Memphis to SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State men’s basketball head coach Eric Henderson announced the addition of David Wingett Tuesday afternoon. Wingett, a transfer from Memphis, will enroll at SDSU in fall 2019. Wingett spent the 2018-19 season with the Tigers, appearing in four November contests before suffering a season-ending injury. He is a graduate of Winnebago (Nebraska) High School and scored over…

Meet New Men’s BB Coach Eric Henderson at SDSU

Meet New Men's BB Coach Eric Henderson at SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD… Eric Henderson waited his turn to become the head coach of the SDSU Jackrabbits. He spent the last 3 years as assistant to TJ Otzelberger who left for UNLV. And for Henderson, he knows the importance of having a close-knit locker room and feels that will be imperative to his team’s success in addition to having talented players….

SDSU Names Eric Henderson New Men’s Basketball Head Coach

The move comes just hours after T. J. Otzelberger announces he's leaving for Las Vegas

South Dakota State University has named Eric Henderson the new head coach of the men’s basketball team. Henderson will be taking over for T.J. Otzelberger, who is leaving for Las Vegas. Otzelberger, according to Athletic Department officials, resigned earlier in the day Wednesday, according to a statement on the team’s website. He has accepted the head coach position at UNLV….

Henderson Promoted to SDSU Men’s Basketball Coach

Henderson Promoted to SDSU Men's Basketball Coach

BROOKINGS, SD…… Eric Henderson, who served as an assistant coach for the South Dakota State University men’s basketball team the past three seasons, has been promoted to head coach, Director of Athletics Justin Sell announced Wednesday evening. “Eric has been a big part of the success that we have had at South Dakota State,” Sell said. “His energy and enthusiasm…

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…