Men’s Basketball

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…

Crazy 48 Hours for SDSU Men

Crazy 48 Hours for SDSU Men

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU men’s basketball team is home from a wild ride through Omaha and Fargo. The Jacks built a 16-point lead Thursday night against 2nd-place Omaha, but the Mavs made a dramatic rally and won the game 85-84 on a buzzer-beating baseline fall-away by Mitch Hahn that moved the Mavs to within a half game of the Jacks….

Goodhope’s 30 Helps USF to Sweep of Winona

Goodhope's 30 Helps USF to Sweep of Winona

Women SIOUX FALLS – Anna Goodhope scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (18-7, 13-6 NSIC) recorded a fifth straight win with a 70-68 come-from-behind victory over Winona State at the Stewart Center Friday night. With the victory, the Cougars retained control of second place in the NSIC South…

Otzelberger Talks About Tough Loss at Omaha

Otzelberger Talks About Tough Loss at Omaha

OMAHA, NE… The SDSU men lost a heart breaker Thursday night in Omaha when Mitch Hahn drove the length of the court in the final 5 seconds and hit a contested fall-away jumper on the baseline for an 85-84 win for the Mavericks who closed to within a half game of the Jacks in the Summit League standings. But the…

SDSU Men Lose on Buzzer-Beater at Omaha

SDSU Men Lose on Buzzer-Beater at Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — South Dakota State men’s basketball dropped a heartbreaker Thursday night against Omaha, as a last-second bucket snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Jackrabbits in an 85-84 setback.SDSU (20-7, 10-2 Summit League) shot 46 percent as a team and hit 17-of-34 from deep, but could not slow a Maverick squad that overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to…

Gustafson Leads NW Women as Raiders Split with Jamestown

Gustafson Leads NW Women as Raiders Split with Jamestown

ORANGE CITY, IA… The 2nd-ranked Northwestern Red Raiders played like the 2nd best team in the NAIA Wednesday night on their home floor. Ethan’s Darbi Gustafson led the way with 19 points as the Red Raiders downed Jamestown 88-58 to improve to 24-3 for the season. In the men’s game Craig Sterk led the way with 21 and Parker Mulder…

Augie’s Fabulous Freshman Winning Despite Youth

Augie's Fabulous Freshman Winning Despite Youth

SIOUX FALLS, SD… On any given night four freshman could be starting for Augustana. “We can win we can lose. We can win big we can lose big.. You never know. If there were odds makers for Division II basketball we would be driving Vegas nuts because there is no way of predicting how this team is going to play,” says…

Northern Men Beat USF 90-84 on I Hate Winter Night

Northern Men Beat USF 90-84 on I Hate Winter Night

Aberdeen, S.D. – The Northern State University men’s basketball team pulled out a gritty win over the University of Sioux Falls Friday evening, defeating the Cougars 90-84. The Wolves continued their win streak over the South Division, improving to 18-5 overall this season and 14-3 in the NSIC. The Cougars were efficient in the first half, shooting 63.0 percent from…

Duluth Sweeps Augie in NSIC Doubleheader

Duluth Sweeps Augie in NSIC Doubleheader

Women SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Despite their efforts on both ends of the court, the Augustana women’s basketball team fell to Minnesota Duluth Friday night, 69-45. The Vikings move to 19-6 (11-6 NSIC) and the Bulldogs are now 15-5 (14-3 NSIC). Leading the way for the Augustana women’s basketball team was Lynsey Prosser with 22 points in the loss. Prosser…

Coyotes Lose in OT to Omaha at Pentagon

Coyotes Lose in OT to Omaha at Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota men’s basketball team overcame an 18-point deficit in the second half but fell 107-102 in overtime to Omaha Thursday night inside the Sanford Pentagon. The Mavericks’ Mitch Hahn hit a 3-point basket to tie the game at 87 with 6.9 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. In the extra…

Lee Says Defense Has Been the Key For USD Men

Lee Says Defense Has Been the Key For USD Men

VERMILLION, SD… When the USD men take the floor at the Sanford Pentagon Thursday night against Omaha, first year head coach Todd Lee knows he will get a great defensive effort from his team. That has been a constant all season. It’s shooting that has been a problem and overcoming numerous injuries for the Coyotes who are getting healthier late…

DWU Sweeps Mount Marty in GPAC Doubleheader at Corn Palace

DWU Sweeps Mount Marty in GPAC Doubleheader at Corn Palace

Women MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team used stifling defense to record their 24th win of the season against in-state rival Mount Marty College in a 65-48 Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at the Corn Palace. MMC jumped on the scoreboard first, taking an early 3-0 lead in the opening minute and a…