Men’s College Basketball

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…

SDSU Signs Former JUCO & UND Guard Trey Buchanan

First Signing For New Coach Eric Henderson

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State head coach Eric Henderson announced Thursday the addition of Tray Buchanan for the 2019-20 season. Buchanan, who spent last year at Des Moines Arena Community College, will have two years of eligibility remaining. “We are super excited for Tray to join the Jackrabbit family,” Henderson said. “His ability to score within a selfless manner…

Washington Alum Deng Geu Transferring From NDSU

Will Be Eligible To Play Immediately As A Graduate Transfer

FARGO, N.D.  —    Despite reaching the heights of the NCAA Tournament at North Dakota State, former South Dakota prep star Deng Geu will play his final season of college basketball elsewhere. The Washington High alum announced via Twitter today that he will be leaving NDSU and using the graduate transfer option.  As a redshirt junior last season Geu averaged…

NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament Leaving Sioux Falls For Kansas City

Unified Tournament To Be Held In Longtime KC Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NAIA Men’s Basketball National Tournament won’t be in Sioux Falls when the two divisions merge into one after next year. The NAIA announced today that it’s reached an extension agreement with Kansas City to host the unified tournament from 2021 through 2024.  Kansas City has been hosting the Division One Tournament for more than 80…

NCAA TOURNAMENT: Hawkeyes Can’t Complete Comeback Against Tennessee

Iowa Rallies From 25 Down Only To Fall 83-73 In Overtime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored 6 points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa. The Volunteers (31-5) made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016, though there…

Jackrabbit Men Draw Nationally Televised Game With Texas In NIT

SDSU Heading To Austin On Tuesday

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  For the first time since 2015, the Jackrabbit men’s basketball team did not hear their name called in the NCAA Tournament Selection Show. Instead, as they did that season, SDSU waited to see who they’d play in the NIT. The Jackrabbits draw a #7 seed in the 32 team tournament and will face the Texas Longhorns on…

Seniors Leave Legacy At Northern State

Central Regional Loss Ends Brilliant Careers

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  The Northern State men’s season came to a stunning end in the NCAA Central Regional Tournament yesterday in Maryville, Missouri.  The Wolves blew a 13 point lead in the final two minutes, falling to Southeastern Oklahoma State 115-103 in overtime. It’s a sad and uncharacteristic end for a Northern State senior class that won 102 games and…

CENTRAL REGIONAL: Southeastern Oklahoma State Stuns Northern State With Late Comeback

Wolves Season Ends With 115-103 Overtime Loss

Maryville, Mo. – The No. 19 Northern State University men’s basketball team ended their season in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Wolves fell to Southeastern Oklahoma State 115-103 in overtime, finishing the year with a 26-7 record overall.   Northern led for a majority of the contest, however things began to slip away late in…