Men’s Basketball

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…

Daum Breaks Scoring Record, Jacks Beat UTSA as Flatten Shines

Daum Breaks Scoring Record, Jacks Beat UTSA as Flatten Shines

ESTERO, Fla. -South Dakota State snapped a two-game skid Tuesday in dominating fashion, rolling to a 99-79 victory over UTSA on day two of the Gulf Coast Showcase. The story of the game, however, was Mike Daum becoming South Dakota State’s all-time leading scorer behind a 41-point, 10-rebound double-double. Approaching the four-minute mark of the first half, Owen King found…

Northern, Augie and USF all win in Men’s Hoops Friday

Northern, Augie and USF all win in Men's Hoops Friday

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern Wolves and Augustana Vikings were big winners in the East-West Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. Northern 82, Black Hills State 50 The Wolves took a roaring 45-26 lead in the first half, and continued to tack things on in the second. They held their largest lead of the game, 32-points, with 9:10 left in regulation….

Jansma’s Late 3 Sinks DWU at the Corn Palace

Jansma's Late 3 Sinks DWU at the Corn Palace

MITCHELL, SD… To say that Dordt won a thriller at the Corn Palace Wednesday night would be a huge understatement. It looked like the Tigers had the game in the bag, leading most of the way by double digits. Ty Hoglund led a very balanced attack with 21 points and Aaron Ahmadu had 17 points and 7 rebounds and all…

Augie Men Win Home Opener over Chadron State

Augie Men Win Home Opener over Chadron State

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. The Augustana men’s basketball team is young and very talented and that was on display Tuesday night at the Elmen Center where the Vikes played their home opener and beat Chadron State 83-69. Sophomore Trevor Riemersma led the way with 21 points and 9 rebounds. But freshman AJ Plitzuweit (Vermillion) was right behind with 19 points. Another…

Red-hot Shooting Leads Coyotes Past Northern Arizona

Red-hot Shooting Leads Coyotes Past Northern Arizona

VERMILLION, S.D. – A pair of career-high performances pushed the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 90-74 victory over Northern Arizona Monday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. South Dakota improves to 2-0 for the third-straight season as Northern Arizona falls to 1-1 on the year. “It’s great to get a win against Northern Arizona,” head coach Todd…

Flatten, Daum Lead Jacks Past Alabama State

Flatten, Daum Lead Jacks Past Alabama State

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State men’s basketball improved to 2-0 on the year with a 78-61 victory over Alabama State Friday evening, taking down the Hornets in front of 2,279 fans at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits, led by four double-figure scorers, shot 45.3 percent from the field and never trailed in their nation-best 22nd consecutive home victory. Mike Daum notched a…

Burch-Manning, Simpson Lead USD Past York

Burch-Manning, Simpson Lead USD Past York

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Todd Lee era for the South Dakota men’s basketball team opened with an 83-58 victory over York College Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Junior Triston Simpson led the way with a career-high 23 points as senior Trey Burch-Manning totaled 22 points and eight rebounds. The Coyotes, who won their opening game for the…

Loras Upsets Augustana in Men’s Basketball Opener

Loras Upsets Augustana in Men's Basketball Opener

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Heading into the 2018-2019 season, Augustana men’s basketball coach Tom Billeter has emphasized just how young his roster is. During Tuesday’s exhibition game vs. Loras (IA) College, the Vikings looked like an experienced group for stretches, but ultimately fell short to the Duhawks, 81-76. Following the game, Augustana head coach Tom Billeter was pleased with how well his young program played….

Men’s NAIA National Tourney Returns to Pentagon

Men's NAIA National Tourney Returns to Pentagon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA is excited to announce that the Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship will be played in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the Sanford Pentagon through 2020. “Basketball is where it all began for the NAIA,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO, “and we are grateful to have such great hosts in the Sioux Falls Sports…

Doty Named New MBB Head Coach at Emporia State

Doty Named New MBB Head Coach at Emporia State

EMPORIA, KS… Emporia State University Director of Athletics Kent Weiser has announced that Alcester, SD native Craig Doty, who just coached Graceland University to the NAIA Division I National Championship, will be the newest head coach of the Hornet men’s basketball program. An introductory press conference will be held on Friday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sauder Alumni Center…

Mooney Gets Release from USD

Mooney Gets Release from USD

VERMILLION, SD… Friday the new USD men’s basketball coach Todd Lee will be introduced to Coyote faithful and the media in Vermillion. But the Huron native could possibly be without the star of USD’s team the last two years and arguably the 2nd best player in the Summit League. Thursday Matt Mooney was granted a release from his scholarship so…

Todd Lee Named Men’s Basketball Coach for USD

Todd Lee Named Men's Basketball Coach for USD

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota alum Todd Lee, who has garnered a national title and multiple championships throughout a prestigious coaching career, is returning to Vermillion to lead the Coyotes’ men’s basketball program athletic director David Herbster announced Wednesday. Lee will be formally introduced at a press conference at 1 p.m. Friday in the DakotaDome Club on the…

Sundance Wicks Leaves Northern For Missouri Western

Sundance Wicks Leaves Northern For Missouri Western

Aberdeen, S.D. – Northern State Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Sundance Wicks, has accepted the head coaching position at Missouri Western State University. Wicks spent the past two seasons with the Wolves, in his second coaching stint at NSU. “A great and well-earned career move for Coach Wicks, who will be sorely missed on campus, but always a part of…

Herbster Knows Program In Great Place Because of Smith

Herbster Knows Program In Great Place Because of Smith

VERMILLION, SD… Coyotes faithful were certainly disappointed with the news that Men’s Basketball Coach Craig Smith was leaving after just 4 years for Utah State. But Athletic Director David Herbster knows the program is in a much better place because of Smith and the new facilities where the team plays. As a result, it makes the job far more desirable….

Craig Smith Moves on to Utah State

Craig Smith Moves on to Utah State

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota head men’s basketball Craig Smith has accepted the same position at the Mountain West Conference’s Utah State. Smith spent four seasons with South Dakota tallying a 79-55 record, including a Division I-era record 26 wins this season. The Coyotes captured the 2016-17 Summit League Regular Season Championship and have played in the postseason in each…

Big Reasons for Northern’s Success This Season

Big Reasons for Northern's Success This Season

ABERDEEN, SD…Seniors Carter Evans and Logan Doyle are only a few inches shy of 7′ feet. They lead the team in rebounds and block shots. They’re a power house duo Head Coach Paul Sather is more than thrilled to have. Paul Sather, Northern MBB Coach:”When you’ve got some big guys on the floor like that.. I mean when I was…