Men’s Basketball

Defense is the Key for Jackrabbit Men

Defense is the Key for Jackrabbit Men

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU men travel to Grand Forks Wednesday to play the Fighting Hawks. It’s easy to see what triggers their success when you look at their schedule. The only conference lss came at Fort Wayne when they gave up 104 points. In their conference victories, 66 is the most they have allowed. TJ Otzelberger knows it’s that end…

Flatten, Jenkins Lead Jackrabbits Past Pioneers

Flatten, Jenkins Lead Jackrabbits Past Pioneers

BROOKINGS, SD….South Dakota State men’s basketball picked up a 78-66 victory over Denver Thursday night at Frost Arena, improving to 13-6 on the season and 3-1 in Summit League play. The Jackrabbits shot 53.3 percent from the field and buried 11-of-25 (44 percent) from deep to go with a 19-of-23 effort at the charity stripe. David Jenkins led all scorers…

Jackrabbit Men Know They Must be Ready for Denver

Jackrabbit Men Know They Must be Ready for Denver

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU men host Denver Thursday night at Frost Arena trying to improve to 3-1 in Summit League play after Sunday’s 79-61 win over USD in Vermillion. But despite the Pioneers record (5-13, 0-4) TJ Otzelberger knows they could be dangerous after being picked to be near the top of the conference standings in pre-season polls. Categories: College…

Daum’s Big Night Not Enough as Jacks Out-Scored by Mastadons

Daum's Big Night Not Enough as Jacks Out-Scored by Mastadons

Fort Wayne, Ind. — South Dakota State dropped a 104-88 contest at Purdue Fort Wayne Thursday night inside Memorial Coliseum. The Jackrabbits (11-6, 1-1 Summit League) shot 46.5 from the field and hit nine 3-pointers, but saw the Mastodons bury 17 3s, including nine in the second half to pull away down the stretch. Mike Daum led all scorers with…

Wilber Reacts to Big Win for DWU over #2 Morningside

Wilber Reacts to Big Win for DWU over #2 Morningside

MITCHELL, S.D. – In a game that saw 17 lead changes, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball team came away with an exciting 86-82 victory over No. 2 Morningside College in a Great Plains Athletic Conference bout Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The Tigers (13-4, 7-3 GPAC) opened up the game with two-straight 3-point baskets from Samuel…

Kelly’s Late Hoop is Game-Winner for USD at Denver

Kelly's Late Hoop is Game-Winner for USD at Denver

DENVER, Colo. – Cody Kelley scored the game-winning layup with seven seconds remaining to give the South Dakota men’s basketball team a 71-70 victory over Denver Wednesday night in Magness Arena. The Coyotes, trailing by one, didn’t use a timeout on their final possession as Triston Simpson found Kelly behind the 3-point line on the right wing. Kelley used a…

DWU Sweeps Morningside in big GPAC Doubleheader at Corn palace

DWU Sweeps Morningside in big GPAC Doubleheader at Corn palace

MITCHELL, SD… It was a fun night for the Cirb Crazies at the Corn Palace Wednesday night. They had plenty to cheer about as DWU swept the GPAC doubleheader from Morningside. In the women’s game, the top-ranked Tigers dominated #8 Morningside 91-67. Kynedi Cheeseman and Rylie Osthus each scored 20 points, Lisa Carr had 19 and Makaela Karst 14 points…

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

MARSHALL, MN…Don’t let the height, or hair, fool you. “I think you guys caught me at a bad time. I didn’t get time to get a haircut in before the tournament so it gets a little puffy there!” SMSU Senior Guard Ryan Bruggeman says. “Yeah he’s gotta get haircuts more often I guess!” SMSU Head Coach Brad Bigler says. Ryan…

Happy Homecoming for Nebraska’s Tim Miles

Happy Homecoming for Nebraska's Tim Miles

SIOUX FALLS, SD… When Tim Miles and his Nebraska Cornhuskers beat Oklahoma State last Sunday night at the Pentagon it was a very big win for his team. It was also a rare opportunity to coach in front of friends and family for the Doland, SD native. His team is ranked 23rd in the coaches poll this week with a…

Schaefer, LeBrun Lead Augie Men to Win over Hastings

Schaefer, LeBrun Lead Augie Men to Win over Hastings

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Augustana’s young men’s basketball team picked up another win Wednesday night at the Elmen Center when they beat Hastings 93-86 to improve to 8-3 for the season. Freshman Michael Schaefer led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds while fellow freshman Dylan LeBrun had 22 points and 12 boards. Sophomore Jameson Bryan also chipped in with…

Coyotes Battle but Fall to Top-Ranked Kansas

Coyotes Battle but Fall to Top-Ranked Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks used a 52-point second half to pull away from the South Dakota men’s basketball team in an 89-53 win Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. The contest was the second-straight season the Coyotes have faced a top-ranked team in the AP Top 25. Sophomore Stanley Umude exploded for a career-high 28 points while…

Daum’s Big Night Propels Jacks Past Eastern Washington

Daum's Big Night Propels Jacks Past Eastern Washington

CHENEY, Wash. — Four Jackrabbits reached double figures as South Dakota State men’s basketball took down Eastern Washington Tuesday evening, 74-64. Mike Daum led the way with his ninth double-double of the year, hitting 9-of-17 from the field and all eight of his free throw attempts to finish with 27 points alongside 11 rebounds. Tevin King posted his first double-double…

Otzelberger Gets Extension at SDSU

Otzelberger Gets Extension at SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State University and men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger have agreed to terms on a contract extension through the 2022-23 season, university officials announced Tuesday. “T.J.’s teams have had tremendous success on the court and his student-athletes have also accomplished great things academically and throughout the Brookings community,” SDSU Director of Athletics Justin Sell said. “I’m excited to…

USF Basketball Team Help Stranded Winter Travelers On Road Trips

Coo Do A Good Deed Before Their Basketball Game At SMSU

MARSHALL, MN  —  The USF men’s basketball team got an extra, unexpected workout ahead of their basketball game at Southwest Minnesota State today. The Cougars help push a truck from out of a ditch during the winter storm near an Applebees in Marshall.  Click on the video viewer to see video posted by USF coach Chris Johnson, who said the…

Dauminating win for SDSU Men over UMKC

Dauminating win for SDSU Men over UMKC

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State men’s basketball never trailed and used four double figure scorers to roll past Kansas City Wednesday night, 75-47. The Jackrabbits improved to 6-2 with the victory and have now won a nation-best 24 straight inside Frost Arena. Mike Daum led the way with 26 points and 18 rebounds, one board shy of his career-high. Alex Arians…

Burch-Manning Almost Leads USD to Upset at Baylor

Burch-Manning Almost Leads USD to Upset at Baylor

WACO, Texas – Despite a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds from senior Trey Burch-Manning, the South Dakota men’s basketball team fell 63-57 at Baylor Tuesday night in the Ferrell Center. The Coyotes led for over 30 minutes in the contest but a dry spell over the final 4:58 of action allowed the Bears to overcome a six-point deficit…

Jenkins, Krueger Lead Jack Past Colorado State at Gulf Coast Showcase

Jenkins, Krueger Lead Jack Past Colorado State at Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. – The Jackrabbit men’s basketball program claimed the Gulf Coast Showcase consolation championship Wednesday, shaking off a slow start on its way to a 78-65 victory over Colorado State. David Jenkins led South Dakota State with a career-high 32 points, hitting 13-of-23 from the field to go alongside seven rebounds and three assists. Ryan Krueger, who entered the…

Dordt Sweeps Dakota State in College Basketball Doubleheader

Dordt Sweeps Dakota State in College Basketball Doubleheader

Women’s Recap MADISON, S.D. – Dordt (Iowa) outrebounded Dakota State (S.D.) 61-37 Tuesday evening at DSU Fieldhouse, rolling to an 89-62 non-conference women’s basketball victory.  The Defenders never trailed in the game. The Lady T’s dropped their overall record to 1-6.  DC raised their overall record to 7-2. The Defenders scored the first four points of the game and never…