Men’s Basketball

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…

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…