Men’s Basketball

Daum In Final 20 For Wooden Award

Daum In Final 20 For Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was among 20 student-athletes named to The John R. Wooden Late Season Watch List, announced Monday evening on ESPN2 and ESPN.com. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, the list has been narrowed throughout the year from 50 in the preseason, to 25 mid-season, and now the 20-member list of…

SDSU Men Win at Oral Roberts 86-80

SDSU Men Win at Oral Roberts 86-80

TULSA, Okla. — South Dakota State used a well-balanced attack Thursday night on the road, fighting off a pesky Oral Roberts team in an 86-80 victory as all five starters scored in double figures. The Jackrabbits improved to 18-6 (8-1 Summit League) with their seventh-straight win, holding off a late-charging Golden Eagle team that is now 8-16 on the season…

Otzelberger Likes How His Team is Playing

Otzelberger Likes How His Team is Playing

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU Men brought a 7-1 Summit League record into Thursday’s game at Oral Roberts. And head coach TJ Otzelberger really likes how much his players are contributing to the success they had had. Mike Daum is having another monster season, but the younger guys are adding a lot to the lineup in addition to David Jenkins and…

Umude’s Heroics Not Enough for Coyotes at Fort Wayne

Umude's Heroics Not Enough for Coyotes at Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne raced out to an early 16-5 lead and never looked back, stopping the South Dakota men’s basketball team 102-71 Wednesday night inside Gates Sports Center. Sophomore Stanley Umude tallied a career-high 32 points on 10-of-16 shooting but the Coyote defense was unable to slow down a Mastodon team that hit 13 3-point baskets….

Coyote Men Get Big Win on Road at North Dakota

Coyote Men Get Big Win on Road at North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The South Dakota men’s basketball team built a lead as large as 17 points and held off a North Dakota comeback attempt in a 70-56 win inside Betty Englestad Sioux Center Wednesday night. Using a balanced scoring attack, juniors Triston Simpson and Brandon Armstrong totaled 13 points each while sophomore Stanley Umude tallied 12 points. The…

Evans Has Been a Great Find for USF’s Chris Johnson

Evans Has Been a Great Find for USF's Chris Johnson

SIOUX FALLS, SD…He’s had plenty of practice with the introductions. “I remember when I was like two or three my mom would come down, I had a little basketball hoop downstairs, I’d be hiding behind a closet and she’d yell my name. ‘And starting for….say a team name….Trevon Evans!’ I’d come running around the corner with my little Michael Jordan…

Coyote Men Lose Heartbreaker at Oral Roberts

Coyote Men Lose Heartbreaker at Oral Roberts

TULSA, OK… The South Dakota men trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half before mounting a serious comeback. Stanley Umude led the way with 21 points and Tyler Peterson had 20 as USD pulled to within 77-74 in the final second. Umude’s game-tying 3-point attempt hit the front iron and the Coyotes fell to 8-10 overall…

Jacks Get Dauminating Performance in Win at UND

Jacks Get Dauminating Performance in Win at UND

GRAND FORKS, ND — The Jackrabbit men’s basketball team won a slugfest on the road Wednesday night, claiming a 78-74 victory over North Dakota at the Betty Englestad Sioux Center. South Dakota State (15-6, 5-1 Summit League) shot 48.3 percent in the game and hit seven 3-pointers, using a 15-5 advantage in second-chance points to diminish the effect of 14…

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…