Men’s Basketball

Doty Reflects on Graceland’s National Championship

Doty Reflects on Graceland's National Championship

KANSAS CITY… The Yellow Jackets of Graceland won their first ever NAIA National Championship Tuesday night in Kansas City, beating LSU-Alexandria 83-80 on a buzzer beating 3 point shot in overtime. It was the first time the school had even made the Division I NAIA tournament. And Alcester native Craig Doty is in just his second year with his new…

Northern Advances to Elite 8 Semi’s

Northern Advances to Elite 8 Semi's

SIOUX FALLS, SD…The final game of the day in the Men’s Division II Elite 8 was a “home game.” Northern State, who traveled just 204.3 miles from Aberdeen, SD to Sioux Falls, packed the Pentagon. In the loudest game of the day, Northern State was able to down East Stroudsburg 79-71. The Warriors’ press flummoxed Northern State in the first…

Doty’s Graceland Men Win NAIA Title in OT

Doty's Graceland Men Win NAIA Title in OT

KANSAS CITY… Graceland University hired Alcester native Craig Doty 2 years ago and his Jackets won 20 games and turned the program around instantly. 2017-2018 they kept the momentum going. An early season 93-81 win at Augustana opened plenty of eyes and the Yellow Jackets got better and better as the season progressed. They made the NAIA Division national tournament…

Wolves Have Home Court Advantage in Elite 8

Wolves Have Home Court Advantage in Elite 8

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern Wolves take on E. Stroudsburg University  Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls in the final Elite 8 game of the day. Paul Sather loves the fact that his team will have a vocal crowd on their side, but realizes once the ball is in the air the home court advantage isn’t the…

Mooney Plays With Some Swagger for USD

Mooney Plays With Some Swagger for USD

VERMILLION, SD…Matt Mooney is an entreprenuer on the court….. “Control your own destiny and you be your own boss and same way in the game. I like the moment and I like taking risks and giving it everything I got.” USD Junior Guard Matt Mooney says. …and off. “He had an idea he said to me ‘coach, what do you…

Northern Men Happy to be at Pentagon For Elite 8

Northern Men Happy to be at Pentagon For Elite 8

SIOUX FALLS, SD…The Northern State Wolves begin play in the Elite 8 Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. And it’s a place they have had great success after just winning the NSIC post season tournament. Paul Sather says his team has to be careful not to think of it as too much of an advantage, but knows…

SDSU Men Looking Ahead After NCAA 1st Round Loss to Ohio St

BOISE, I.D. — Though disappointment of yesterday’s 81-73 NCAA Tournament loss to Ohio State will last quite a while for the SDSU men’s basketball team. There’s a very good chance they could make the Big Dance for a fourth straight time next year and get another shot at an upset. The South Dakota State men’s basketball program are becoming regulars…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: SDSU’s Confident in Team’s Togetherness

BOISE, I.D. — The Jackrabbit men’s basketball team took on media day at the 2018 NCAA Tournament Wednesday inside Taco Bell Arena. Mike Daum, Tevin King, Reed Tellinghuisen and head coach T.J. Otzelberger answered questions from local and national media in the day’s press conference while the Jackrabbit locker room was open for media members to visit with other student-athletes and…

Northern Men Win Central Region Title

Northern Men Win Central Region Title

Maryville, Mo. – The No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball team will be making their first NCAA Elite 8 appearance in 20 years next week, after a 90-83 victory over Minnesota State in the Central Region Championship. With the win, the Wolves improve to 34-3 overall and will head to Sioux Falls and the Sanford Pentagon. The 34 season…

Jacks Like the Matchup with Ohio State in Boise

Jacks Like the Matchup with Ohio State in Boise

BOISE, ID… The South Dakota State men are in Boise where they will play Ohio State Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. And after playing the gigantic team from Gonzaga last year, the Jacks really like this match-up a lot better. They will certainly have more room to shoot, which is something they usually do extremely well….

Northern Primed for Region Championship Game

Northern Primed for Region Championship Game

MARYVILLE, MO…The Northern men showed plenty of grit when they rallied for a semi-final victory on Sunday over St. Cloud 68-61 to make the Central Region title game Tuesday night against MSU-Mankato. And head coach Paul Sather knows it will take more of the same for his Wolves to earn a spot in the Elite 8 next week in Sioux…

SDSU Men Know Shooting Will be Key vs. Ohio State

SDSU Men Know Shooting Will be Key vs. Ohio State

  BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU men found out Sunday that they would be playing Ohio State in Boise, ID in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Thursday afternoon. And they were pleased about their chances to advance against a team that doesn’t have an intimidating front line like last year when they played Gonzaga at Salt Lake City. TJ…

DWU Men Advance in NAIA Tournament

DWU Men Advance in NAIA Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Dakota Wesleyan Tigers were thrilled to have the NAIA Tournament in Sioux Falls this year. All they had to do was make the field which they did despite 10 losses. But Matt Wilber’s team rose to the occasion Thursday night at the Sanford Pentagon in a first round game with Governor’s State. The Tigers rolled into…

Sather Knows Region Tourney Will Be Tough

Sather Knows Region Tourney Will Be Tough

ABERDEEN, SD…The Northern men cam close to hosting the Central Region. But they will make the trip to Maryville, MO as the #2 seed for the tournament that starts Saturday. Paul Sather knows it doesn’t matter where his 31-3 Wolves have to play, it will be a battle for the team that advances to the Elite 8 which will be…

SDSU Men and Women Go Dancing Again

SDSU Men and Women Go Dancing Again

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Tuesday was a terrific day for South Dakota State fans, coaches and especially players. Both the men and women’s teams won Summit League titles which means they will be dancing next week at NCAA Tournaments. For the women it’s their 8th in 10 years and the men have got 3 straight years and 5 times overall. Categories:…

Jenkins, Daum, Tellinghuisen Lead Jacks Back to NCAA Tourney

Jenkins, Daum, Tellinghuisen Lead Jacks Back to NCAA Tourney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Playing in its fourth consecutive Summit League Championship game, top-seeded South Dakota State pulled away from No. 2 seed South Dakota in the final 10 minutes of the first half and then held off a late Coyote push to secure the 97-87 victory for the Jackrabbits’ third-straight title in front of a record-setting crowd of 11,114…

Korver Glad NAIA Tourney in Sioux Falls

Korver Glad NAIA Tourney in Sioux Falls

ORANGE CITY, IA… The Northwestern men’s basketball team is thrilled that the NAIA National Tournament is being played at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Afterall, it’s home territory for several of his players and it will make it much easier for Red Raider fans to attend the games. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Northwestern, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags:…

Coyote Men Anxious For Rematch With SDSU

Coyote Men Anxious For Rematch With SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, SD…For the first time ever, the USD and SDSU men meet for the Summit League championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center Tuesday night. And the #2 seeded Coyotes are excited for the opportunity to play the top seed for a spot in the big dance. The teams split during the…

SDSU Men Dauminate Bison as Jenkins Shines

SDSU Men Dauminate Bison as Jenkins Shines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — No. 1 seed South Dakota State rolled into its fourth consecutive Summit League Tournament title game appearance with a 78-57 semifinal victory over No. 5 seed North Dakota State Monday at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. SDSU (27-6) shot 48.3 percent as a team and hit eight 3-pointers, led by David Jenkins Jr. and Mike Daum…