Men’s College Basketball

Coyotes Pull Away From SIU-Edwardsville To Improve To 5-0

USD Men Win 71-56

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota guard Tyler Peterson scored a season-high 15 points and Tyler Hagedorn added 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead the Coyotes to a 71-56 win against the SIUE Cougars Monday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The win keeps South Dakota unbeaten at 5-0 while the Cougars fell to 2-3. It is the second…

Coyotes Top Rainbow Classic Host Hawaii

USD Improves To 2-0 With 81-75 Win

HONOLULU, HI  —  The South Dakota Coyote men’s basketball team is poised to start a season of great expectations with a win at the Hawaii Rainbow Classic. Against tournament host Hawaii on Sunday the Coyotes led nearly from start to finish, defeating the Rainbow Warriors 81-75 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.  USD can claim the tournament championship…

Young Jackrabbits Come Up Clutch In Wild Finish At Bakersfield

SDSU Wins First Road Game 93-91

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Sounds Dakota State men’s basketball opened its first road trip of the season in wild fashion Saturday night, topping CSU Bakersfield in double-overtime, 93-91. Down three with the clock winding down in regulation, Baylor Scheierman buried a 3-pointer to force overtime, then sank three more over the next 10 minutes of extra time to help the Jackrabbits…

SDSU Men Work Double Overtime In Bakersfield To Stay Unbeaten

Jacks Win 93-91

BAKERSFIELD, CA  —  The young South Dakota State men’s basketball team passed its first road test of the 2019-20 season. David Wingett’s layup with four seconds left in double overtime proved the difference in South Dakota State’s 93-91 victory at CSU-Bakersfield on Saturday night. Douglas Wilson led SDSU with 26 points and 13 rebounds.  Brandon Key scores 18, Baylor Scheierman…

Oklahoma Overcomes Minnesota At Pentagon

Sooners Rally To Stop Gophers 71-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Oklahoma’s Brady Manek scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help lead the Sooners, down six at the break, to a second half 71-62 comeback victory over Minnesota at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday evening. Marcus Carr led the Gophers with 16 points and ten rebounds. Click on the video viewer for highlights! Categories:…

Augustana Rolls In Exhibition Finale & First Home Game In Sanford Pentagon

Vikings Defeat Concordia-Moorhead 88-58

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana men’s basketball team opened play at the Sanford Pentagon Friday night with an 88-58 victory over Concordia College in exhibition action. The contest was the first action for the Vikings on their new home floor of Heritage Court inside the Sanford Pentagon.   The Vikings shot a blistering-hot 57.1 percent from the field in…

Augie Men Cruise In Exhibition Opener

Vikings Beat NAIA Cornell 110-61

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana men’s basketball team saw all 15 players dressed score in a 110-61 victory Sunday afternoon over Cornell College in exhibition action inside the Elmen Center.   The Vikings led for 39:19 of the game and dominated the paint with 52 points while scoring 30 points off 21 forced turnovers.   Junior Matt Cartwright led…

Henderson Re-Shapes SDSU Basketball Roster

Inherited One Starter From 2018-19 Jackrabbit Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  SDSU Football coach John Stiegelmeier was in Sioux Falls yesterday playing pickleball at an alumni event with new Jackrabbit men’s basketball coach Eric Henderson, who was in a bit of a pickle himself when he took gig back in March. With the graduation of a talented senior class headlined by the best player in program history…

Wisconsin to Play St. Mary’s at Pentagon

Wisconsin to Play St. Mary's at Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Pentagon will host Wisconsin and Saint Mary’s in a regular-season men’s college basketball game on Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 11. Television coverage will determine a start time. The contest will be Wisconsin’s second trip to the Pentagon, which has hosted 25 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games since opening in…

Northern State Hires Saul Phillips As New Men’s Basketball Coach

Former NDSU & Ohio Coach Is Sixth Head Coach For Wolves Since 1946

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  Most Division 2 schools that lose a coach to Division One and wouldn’t be able to find a successor from that level. Northern State is the exception, and they believe they’ve found an exceptional coach in Saul Phillips. “You don’t get as many great coaches coming through here without having something special about you. To be a…

UND Introduces Former Northern State Coach Paul Sather

NSU Alum Tasked With Making The Fighting Hawks A Contender In The Summit League

GRAND FORKS, N.D.  —  The University of North Dakota officially introduced former Northern State head coach Paul Sather as their new men’s basketball coach on Monday afternoon at a press conference in Grand Forks. After 62 wins the past two years in Aberdeen, back-to-back NSIC Championships and a Division Two National Runner-Up finish in 2018, Sather takes over a UND…

Paul Sather Leaves Northern State To Take Over At North Dakota

Went 188-89 In Nine Seasons At Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D. & GRAND FORKS, N.D.  —  Since 1946 the Northern State men’s basketball program has had a total of five head coaches.  Perhaps most remarkable is that, despite quite a bit of success, Clark Swisher, Bob Wachs, Bob Olson and Don Meyer never moved up to Division One. Paul Sather will. The Northern State alum stepped down today to…

Lincoln’s Jaros Commits to DWU

Lincoln's Jaros Commits to DWU

MITCHELL, SD… Matt Wilber loves to have players who can shoot on his Dakota Wesleyan basketball team. He’s got another one after Lincoln Jared Jaros committed to play his college ball in Mitchell for the Tigers. Jaros averaged 20 points and 5 rebounds during his senior season and shot 40% from 3-point range. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan,…

Umude Won’t Transfer, Decides to Remain a Coyote

Umude Won't Transfer, Decides to Remain a Coyote

VERMILLION, SD… Three weeks ago USD’s Stanley Umude announced he was leaving the Coyotes. Despite receiving offers from some big-time programs, the sophomore announced Wednesday that he’s staying at USD. Umude was a first team All-Summit League selection after a breakout year. Here was his message on Twitter Wednesday morning. It’s been a good week for head coach Todd Lee…

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

VERMILLION, SD…A little over two weeks after SDSU’s top returning scorer, David Jenkins, announced that he was looking into transferring…. It appears as though the USD men might also lose their best player as well.  Stanley Umude announced via Twitter this afternoon that he’s entered the transfer portal, meaning he will more than likely be leaving the Coyotes. After sitting…

Chris Kassin To Take Over Mount Marty Men’s Hoops

Will maintain dual roles as head coach and Athletic Director

YANKTON, S.D. – Mount Marty College is excited to announce Athletic Director Chris Kassin will assume the head coaching duties of the Lancer Men’s Basketball program. After a nearly five-year coaching hiatus, Kassin will be back on the sidelines, this time leading a rapidly growing Lancer program. A program of which he is very familiar. Kassin, who succeeds Cody Schilling…

Mooney Shines On Final Four Stage

Season-High 22 Points Against Michigan State

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  If you saw Matt Mooney at South Dakota, you know he usually plays his best in the biggest moments. So last night’s performance in the Final Four for Texas Tech was certainly no shock. Mooney matched his season high of 22 points, including going 4-8 from downtown, to lead the Red Raiders to a 61-51 win over Michigan…

Flatten Sinks Game Winner Against Big 12 To Help Summit Split At 3-on-3 Championships

Beat Big 12 22-13, Lose To Conference USA 22-18

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Skyler Flatten hit the game winning shot for the Summit League in their 22-13 win over the Big 12 in the final game of pool competition at the 3-On-3 Championships at the Final Four in Minneapolis at the Mall of America. Earlier in the day the Summit League team fell 21-18 to Conference USA, going 1-2 in…

SDSU’s Skyler Flatten Competes In 3-On-3 Championships At Final Four

Summit Team Loses To Colonial Athletic Association On Day 1

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit forward Skyler Flatten is representing the Summit League this weekend at the Dos Equis 3-On-3 Championships at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.  Winners of the event take home $100,000. Unfortunately Flatten and his Summit team (consisting of Western Illinois’ Brandon Gilbeck, Omaha’s Zach Jackson & Fort Wayne’s Kason Harrell) struggled in…

Former Coyote Matt Mooney Soaking In Final Four Experience With Texas Tech

Mooney's Red Raiders Play Michigan State Tomorrow At 7:49 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Matt Mooney once told his former South Dakota coach Craig Smith that he didn’t think he’d be able to live with himself if he never got to play in the NCAA Tournament. The former Coyote has certainly made the most of his chance at Texas Tech, and tomorrow will play in the Final Four. Mooney averaged 11…