Men’s Basketball

Spencer, Warren help Augie men advance

Spencer, Warren help Augie men advance

SIOUX FALLS –The first few minutes of Wednesday’s NSIC Tournament first round game looked like it would be an easy Augustana win, but the NSIC North’s No. 4 seeded Bemidji State Beavers made the No. 5 seeded Vikings out of the south division work for their 88-72 win in the Elmen Center. Teams take a win any way they can…

Cougar Men Win 20th, Roll into NSIC Quarterfinals

Cougar Men Win 20th, Roll into NSIC Quarterfinals

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The USF men won for the 20th time this season on Wednesday night in the opening round of the NSIC playoffs. The Cougars beat MN-Crookston 98-68 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Sanford Pentagon. Trevon Evans paced the way with 23 points, Drew Guebert had 20 and Aaron Rothermund had 17 as USF shot 60% from…

Korver Says His Red Raiders Can Score

Korver Says His Red Raiders Can Score

ORANGE CITY, IA… The Northwestern Red Raiders roll into the GPAC post season tournament with a high scoring and veteran team. Kris Korver has 6 talented seniors on his 23-5 team that is ranked 10th in the NAIA. And he feels it’s their ability to ball that makes them tough to play against. The winner of the GPAC tournament gets…

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

MITCHELL, SD…Matt Wilber’s DWU Tigers are one of many teams that could win the GPAC Tournament starting Wednesday and qualify for the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux Falls. He feels there are 6 or 7 teams from his conference that are plenty good enough to make it. Which just emphasizes how tough the league is on a nightly basis and…

DWU Sweeps Northwestern at Corn Palace

DWU Sweeps Northwestern at Corn Palace

  (Men’s Recap) MITCHELL, S.D. – With less than five minutes to play, the No. 17 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team used a 15-4 run to close out the game and defeat Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent, No. 10 Northwestern College 85-69 Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Both offenses were slow to begin the game as the…

Smith is Impressed With the Season For USD

Smith is Impressed With the Season For USD

VERMILLION, SD…The USD Men’s Basketball team plays at Oral Roberts Wednesday night looking for win number 23 on the season. And with the schedule they have played, even head coach Craig Smith is impressed and proud of what his guys have accomplished. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Craig Smith, Men’s Basketball, USD Coyotes

USF Sweeps Augie at SF Arena

USF Sweeps Augie at SF Arena

SIOUX FALLS… The University of Sioux Falls basketball teams earned a sweep of cross-town rival Augustana Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena. Mariah Szymasnski scored 23 points as the Coo built a big early lead in the women’s game. Shelby Selland rallied the Vikes with 18 points and 9 rebounds. But USF prevailed 64-59 in overtime, handing Augie just…

Coyotes With Impressive Win over Fort Wayne

Coyotes With Impressive Win over Fort Wayne

VERMILLION, S.D. – Five players in double-digit scoring led the South Dakota men’s basketball team to an 86-69 victory over Fort Wayne Thursday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Matt Mooney and Triston Simpson each tallied a team-high 17 points while Nick Fuller came off the bench for 14 points. Tyler Hagedorn and Tyler Peterson each added 10 points…

USF Men beat Mary, Women fall

USF Men beat Mary, Women fall

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Drew Guebert scored 26 points and Trevon Evans 19 as the USF men beat Mary 75-66 Friday night at the Stewart Center. The women lost 76-71 despite 19 from Kaely Hummel and 17 points by Mariah Szymansski. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – University of Sioux Falls, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Men’s Basketball, USF Cougars, Women’s Basketball

Daum goes over 2,000 points against NDSU

Daum goes over 2,000 points against NDSU

BROOKINGS, SD…Mike Daum scored his 2,000th career point and South Dakota State picked up its 20th win of the season Thursday night in Frost Arena, taking down North Dakota State 82-63 in front of 3,377 fans. SDSU (20-6, 8-1) completed the regular sweep of its northern rivals with the victory, shooting 43.1 percent as a team with seven 3-pointers and…

USD Men roll at Western Illinois

USD Men roll at Western Illinois

MACOMB, Ill. – A 20-3 run midway through the first half propelled the South Dakota men’s basketball team to an 80-54 victory over Western Illinois Thursday in Macomb, Illinois. Tyler Hagedorn tallied a game-high 19 points while Matt Mooney scored in double figures for the 15th-straight game with 12 points. Tyler Peterson was the final Coyote in double-digit scoring with…

Reactions to USD’s big win over SDSU Wednesday

Reactions to USD's big win over SDSU Wednesday

VERMILLION… USD dominated SDSU in men’s basketball Wednesday night  to take over the top spot in the Summit League. Afterwards we heard from Craig Smith, Matt Mooney who loved the crowd and Mike Daum who’s team had an 8-game winning streak snapped. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Craig…

Coyotes Roll past Jackrabbits behind Mooney

Coyotes Roll past Jackrabbits behind Mooney

VERMILLION, S.D. – It was all South Dakota Wednesday night as the Coyotes men’s basketball team topped South Dakota State 87-68 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Part of the South Dakota Showdown Series presented by South Dakota Corn, the Coyotes and Jacks are now tied at four points apiece. Matt Mooney scored his 1,000th point in a USD uniform…

Dordt Edges Mount Marty in both games

Dordt Edges Mount Marty in both games

YANKTON, SD…It turned out to be a thrilling GPAC doubleheader at Cimpl Arena in Yankton Wednesday night. In the women’s game Dordt had a strong 4th quarter to beat Mount Marty 73-67. Ebby Prewitt led the Defenders with 16 points, Sarah Castaneda had 23 for the Lancers. And in the men’s game, Marcus Mathieu had 19 for the game and…

USD SDSU Men’s Basketball Preview

USD SDSU Men's Basketball Preview

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Zach Borg talked with USD Men’s Basketball Coach Craig Smith and SDSU Men’s Basketball Coach TJ Otzelberger Wednesday, previewing the big game with SDSU with first place in the Summit League at stake. Smith was expecting a great game between two teams with 17-5 records. The Jacks came into Wednesday night’s game with a 5-0 conference record…

Mooney’s Big Night Leads Coyotes Past ORU

Mooney's Big Night Leads Coyotes Past ORU

VERMILLION, S.D. – With five players in double-digit scoring and shooting 55.1 percent from the field, the South Dakota men’s basketball team topped Oral Roberts 82-70 Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Matt Mooney led all scorers with 19 points while Tyler Hagedorn added 14 points and five rebounds as the Coyotes improve to 16-5 overall and 4-1…

Northern Men now Ranked 8th in D-II

Northern Men now Ranked 8th in D-II

ABERDEEN, SD…The Northern men rolled to their 18th straight win Monday night, 111-73 over Presentation. The Wolves are now 19-1 for the season and ranked 8th in Division II. There were high expectations for Paul Sather’s team even before the season started. And a double OT loss at Arizona State just magnified the, which is fine with the head coach….

Northwestern Sweeps DWU in GPAC Hoops

Northwestern Sweeps DWU in GPAC Hoops

ORANGE CITY, IA… It was another big GPAC doubleheader on a Wednesday night, this time in Orange City where both games featured ranked teams. And in both games Northwestern beat DWU. The Red Raiders had great balance in the women’s 69-56 win. Renee Maneman and Darbi Gustafson each had 16 points. Ashley Bray had 18 for the Tigers. The men’s…

DWU Men Focusing on Playing Hard

DWU Men Focusing on Playing Hard

The DWU men enter the toughest part of their schedule with a 15-5 record. Matt Wilber’s team is ranked 19th in the NAIA but they aren’t as worried about wins and losses as they are playing hard and improving each night. If that happens wins will take care of themselves says the Tigers coach. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota…