Men’s Basketball

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…

USD Men Behind Mooney Beat Denver to Make Summit Championship

USD Men Behind Mooney Beat Denver to Make Summit Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota got 20 points from Matt Mooney and 11 from Triston Simpson in a blowout 76-58 win against Denver Monday to reach the Summit League Tournament championship game for the first time. The second-seeded Coyotes will take on top-seeded South Dakota State at 8 p.m. Tuesday for the right to go to the NCAA Tournament. Like the…

SDSU, USD Sweep Summit League Honors

SDSU, USD Sweep Summit League Honors

Summit League honors were dominated by South Dakota State and USD. Dawn Plitzuweit was named women’s coach of the year after her Coyotes went unbeaten in league play, something that hadn’t been done since 1994 in the conference. TJ Otzelberger was named men’s coach of the year after the Jackrabbits won the regular season title. Both coaches are in just…

Northern’s Pollard Named MVP of NSIC Tourney

Northern's Pollard Named MVP of NSIC Tourney

SIOUX FALLS, SD… DJ Pollard came up big when his team needed him the most. The senior guard scored 21 points Tuesday as Northern defeated SMSU 81-75 in the NSIC title game at the Sanford Pentagon.  As a result, Pollard was named the post season tournament Most Valuable Player. The Wolves improved to 31-3 and will see how NW Missouri…

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 9 Northern State University men’s basketball team sealed their first NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Title since the 2004-05 season, defeating Southwest Minnesota State 81-75 on Tuesday evening from the Sanford Pentagon. The Wolves swept the NSIC championships winning the overall, north division, and tournament crowns. They are now 31-3 this season. It was a…

Red Raiders Lose in GPAC Championships

Red Raiders Lose in GPAC Championships

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Northwestern men looked like they would win the GPAC title in a very hostile environment-Alley Gymnasium in Sioux City, home of the Morningside Mustangs. Colton Kooima led the way with 23 points and the Red Raiders led by 9 at the break. The lead increased to 12 on a Nathan Wedel hoop. But Morningside rallied to…

Seniors Leading Northwestern Men

Seniors Leading Northwestern Men

ORANGE CITY, IA…The Northwestern Red raider men take a 25-5 record to Sioux City Tuesday night for the GPAC championship game against Morningside. And head coach Kris Korver feels pretty good knowing he has such strong senior leadership on his team. Something that’s made a huge difference both on and off the court for his squad. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…

Ian Smith’s Late Hoop Lifts Northern Past Mankato

Ian Smith's Late Hoop Lifts Northern Past Mankato

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Down one with 14 seconds remaining, the No. 11 Northern State University men’s basketball team had ball with the game on the line. Junior Ian Smith stepped up big, driving the lane and hitting the game winner with just five seconds left on the clock. The 79-78 victory over Minnesota State propels the Wolves into the…

Bruggeman’s 28 Leads SMSU into NSIC Finals

Bruggeman's 28 Leads SMSU into NSIC Finals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman poured in 28 points, dished out six assists and had five rebounds to pace Southwest Minnesota State to a 73-66 victory over St. Cloud State in the semifinals of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU, the No. 1 seed from the South Division, will now face…

SDSU Men Outlast USD for Summit Title

SDSU Men Outlast USD for Summit Title

BROOKINGS, SD…Four Jackrabbits reached double figures and South Dakota State claimed its first-ever outright Summit League Regular Season Championship Thursday night at Frost Arena in a 76-72 victory over rival South Dakota. Playing in front of 4,138 fans in their regular season home finale, the Jacks (24-6, 12-1 Summit League) locked up the No. 1 seed in next month’s Summit…

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

DICKINSON, N.D. – Third-seeded Dickinson State (N.D.) scored the first 11 points of the game in the opening round of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men’s Basketball Postseason Conference Tournament versus sixth-seeded Dakota State (S.D.) Thursday evening at Scott Gymnasium.  The Blue Hawks never trailed in the game as they advanced to the semifinals with a 79-59 victory over…

Zach Borg Previews SDSU-USD from Frost Arena

Zach Borg Previews SDSU-USD from Frost Arena

The men’s Summit League title is on the line Thursday night in Brookings. The Jackrabbits brought a half game lead, but with USD right behind the winner the conference regular season championship was on the line. Zach Borg has a preview from Frost Arena. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top Story…