Men’s College Basketball

Dauminating Performance

SDSU sophomore is National Player of the Week after 51 point outburst against Fort Wayne

Of the 351 teams and more than 4200 players in Division One, nobody has scored more points this season than Mike Daum’s 51 last Saturday at Fort Wayne. “I was like what did I have?  They’re like you had 51 and I was like, holy cow!”  SDSU Sophomore Forward Mike Daum Says. And yet he’s still second in his own…

Mustang Men Win NSIC South Crown

SMSU's First Division Title

ST. PAUL, MN —  It is tournament time in the NSIC and for Southwest Minnesota State it means a top seed after the Mustangs secured their first ever Southern Division title. The Mustangs won 89-76 at Concordia St. Paul last night to capture the program’s first ever NSIC South Division Title.  For the year they went 22-5 overall and 17-5…

Daum Calls 51-Point Game Surreal

SDSU Redshirt Sophomore Has Highest Scoring Game In Division One

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Most of the SDSU campus, and for that matter a lot of the college basketball world, is still buzzing about what Mike Daum did last night in Fort Wayne. After scoring 42 points in a January win over the Mastodons, Daum went off for an NCAA Division One High 51 points last night in the Jacks 97-89…

Youth Turning To Experience For First Place Coyote Men

USD Controls Their Destiny Heading Into Final Road Trip

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The Coyote men said goodbye to lone senior Tyler Flack in his final home game, by defeating Oral Roberts 86-72. It was a balanced effort with five Coyotes scoring in double figures, led by Tyler Peterson’s 14, continuing to showcase the growth of USD’s young roster.  More importantly it keeps USD firmly balanced atop the Summit League…

2017 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Four Local Teams Competing To Reach The Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The bracket for the 2017 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament is out and three of the four local teams will be at home in the opening round. Southwest Minnesota State (22-5, 17-5) is the Southern Division Champion and will host Northern eight seed Minnesota-Duluth (4-24, 3-19) on Wednesday at 7 PM. Northern State (21-7, 17-5) is the…

2017 GPAC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Dakota Wesleyan, Northwestern & Dordt In The Field

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Pairings for the 2017 GPAC Men’s Basketball Tournament are out and three local teams are in the field. Northwestern (23-6, 13-5) is the second seed and will host Hastings (14-16, 8-10) on Wednesday at 7 PM.  Also on Wednesday at 8 PM the 3rd seeded Dakota Wesleyan Tigers (22-8, 13-5) will host 6th seed Concordia (21-9,…

2017 North Star Men’s Basketball Tournament

Dakota State & Presentation Will Start On The Road

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Pairings for the 2017 North Star Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Tournament are out and include a pair of local teams. Dakota State (15-15, 8-8) is seeded 5th and will open on Thursday at 4th seed Viterbo (18-11, 10-6) at 7 PM.  Also on Thursday the 8th seeded Presentation Saints (10-17, 4-12) will be at top seed…

DAUMINATION DEJA VU! Daum Scores D1 High 51 In Win At Fort Wayne

Falls Just Shy Of Nate Wolters Record In 97-89 Victory

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Mike Daum posted the nation’s top scoring performance of the year and South Dakota State pulled out a 97-89 road win over Fort Wayne Saturday night. 1,521 fans at the Gates Center witnessed history as Mike Daum scored 51 points for the Jackrabbits to go with 15 rebounds. He was 16 of 17 at the charity…

Vikings Get Crucial Overtime Win Over Upper Iowa

Augustana Wins Home Finale 92-87

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana University men’s basketball was 4 of 6 from the field in overtime, including a pair of 3-pointers, earning a 92-87 win over Upper Iowa (19-9, 16-6 NSIC) in front of 3,371 fans in the regular season finale at Sioux Falls Arena Saturday night. The Vikings finish the regular season 21-7, including 16-6 in conference play….

USD Clips Golden Eagles To Remain In First Place

USD Wins Home Finale 86-72

VERMILLION, S.D.—Matt Mooney scored 13 points, Tyler Flack had 12, and the Coyote bench combined for 43 points in South Dakota’s 86-72 win against Oral Roberts Saturday on Senior Day at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes (19-10, 10-4 Summit) stayed atop the Summit League standings by winning its fourth in a row and finished the regular season…

Augie Sweeps Winona In Big NSIC Doubleheader

Vikings men and women pick up key wins over Winona State

Men’s Recap SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana men’s basketball jumped out to a 9-2 lead and never trailed picking up an 87-70 win over Winona State University (11-14, 8-13 NSIC) to earn its 20th victory of the season. The Vikings (20-7, 15-6 NSIC) have won 20-plus games in 7 of the last 10 years, including three straight season. Augustana head…

Big 2nd Half Gives Jackrabbits A Big Win Over IUPUI

SDSU Men Defeat Jaguars 81-67

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State men’s basketball shook off a slow start and outscored IUPUI by 21 in the second half to claim an 81-67 win Wednesday evening at Frost Arena. Playing in front of 2,333 fans, SDSU (13-16, 6-8 Summit League) scored 55 points in the final 20 minutes thanks to a 60.7 percent field goal percentage while…

Flack Is Back, Better Than Ever!

Tyler Flack is finishing his career in high style

Webster’s Dictionary defines the dunk as a shot made by jumping high in the air and throwing the ball through the basket. “That guy does a 720!” USD Mens’ Basketball Head Coach Craig Smith says. “I like to bring energy, get this crowd on their feet.” USD Senior Forward Tyler Flack says. Maybe it’d just be simpler if they showed…

Kooima Is NAIA Player Of The Week

Kooima Is NAIA Player Of The Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Colton Kooima of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Kooima was selected for his play during the week of Feb. 6 – 12 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners. Division II Men’s Basketball Player…

Coyotes Come Through In The Clutch Against Jackrabbits

USD Evens Season Series With 91-89 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  For the second time this year the State-U men’s game produced nailbiting drama and a fantastic finish. Which we can only hope would set the stage for a rubber game in the Summit League Tournament three weeks from now. In any case, the Yotes avenged their 73-72 loss in Brookings on New Years eve yesterday, beating the Jacks…

Coyotes Even Season Series With Jackrabbits In Another Thriller

USD Wins 91-89

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota’s Matt Mooney and South Dakota State’s Reed Tellinghuisen put on a shooting display, but it was three consecutive 3-pointers by Mooney down the stretch that was the difference in the Coyotes’ 91-89 win against the Jackrabbits before a record crowd of 5,265 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   South Dakota (18-10, 9-4 Summit) beat its in-state…

Augie Sweeps USF At Stewart Center

Vikings pick up 2 huge road wins over Cougars in NSIC basketball Friday night

Men’s Re-Cap SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana University men’s basketball had four players in double-figures, led by Mike Busack who finished with a game-high 27, in an 80-78 win over the University of Sioux Falls on Friday night at the Stewart Center. Augustana improved to 18-7 on the season, including 13-6 in NSIC play. USF is now 13-14 on the…

Northern Sweeps Crookston At Barnett Center

Wolves get clean sweep after men go to OT to beat Crookston

The Northern men needed a little more work than normal, but they prevailed Friday night at the Barnett Center to beat Minnesota-Crookston in OT 85-80. Logan Doyle paced the Wolves attack with 23 points including a sweep reverse dunk! Warner’s Miranda Ristau scored 26 points in 26 minutes in Northern’s 83-52 win in the women’s game. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…

GPAC Recap-NW Sweeps, DWU Splits

Northwestern sweeps and DWU splits in GPAC basketball

The Northwestern men got 31 points from Derek Buysee and went on to beat Mount Marty 97-62 in Orange City. Hunter Martin score 17 for Mount Marty. In the women’s game Anna Kiel’s 16 led the Red Raiders past the Lancers 64-55 who got 14 points from Ali Kuca. In Sioux City, the DWU women improved to 22-4, 13-4 as…

Win Streak Ends In Fargo For SDSU Men

SDSU men fall in Fargo despite 26 from Daum

FARGO, N.D. — South Dakota State men’s basketball saw its three-game winning streak snapped Wednesday at North Dakota State, falling 82-65 in front of 4,805 fans at the Scheels Center. SDSU (12-15, 5-7 Summit League) finished the night 21 of 57 from the field (36.8 percent) and had eight 3-pointers. The Jackrabbit starting lineup outscored the Bison’s, 63-62, but a…