Men’s College Basketball

Coyotes Adjusting To Life Without Tyler Flack

USD Hosts NDSU Tonight

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The USD men’s basketball team has been great inside the new Sanford Coyote Sports Center, starting a perfect 8-0. If that dominance continues they’ll find themselves on top of the Summit League standings. At 3-1 the Coyotes are tied for second in the league and host the last unbeaten team in the Summit, North Dakota State, at…

Iowa Hawkeyes Coming To Sanford Pentagon To Face Colorado

Game December 22nd, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Pentagon will host Iowa and Colorado in a regular-season men’s college basketball game Dec. 22. Tickets go on sale in September. Television coverage will determine a start time. The contest will be Iowa’s first trip to the Pentagon, which has hosted 15 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games since opening in 2013. Colorado…

Mitch Weg Has Mustangs Riding High In NSIC

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MARSHALL, MN —  It’s easy to see what Mitch Weg brings on the court for the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs. “When he’s on the floor he’s kind of one of those floor generals where he can put everyone in their spots as a point guard would do it, but he’s also a power forward slash center. So when you have those…

Despite Drought USF Men Fend Off Winona State

Cougars Defeat Warriors 58-55

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– For the second night in the row, rock-solid defense did the trick as the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (10-8, 6-4 NSIC) ran their winning streak to four games with a 58-55 victory over Winona State (7-7, 4-6 NSIC) on Saturday at the Stewart Center. USF now has won six-of-seven games with only a one-point…

Furious State Rally Falls Short Against Omaha

Jacks Fall To Mavericks 101-93

BROOKINGS, S.D. — A valiant comeback effort for a hard-charging South Dakota State men’s basketball team fell short on Saturday inside Frost Arena as the Jackrabbits fell to Omaha, 101-93. SDSU (8-11, 1-3) outscored Omaha (8-9, 1-3), 59-46, over the final 20 minutes and drew within two of the Mavericks late, but a 21-point deficit at the half was too…

Seasoned Mustangs Making A Splash In The NSIC

SMSU Off To A 12-1 Start

MARSHALL, MN —  The best story of this college baskeball season so far is being authored up in Marshall by the Southwest Minnesota State Mustang men who are currently on top of the NSIC with a 12-1 record. This comes after the Mustangs won just 13 games a year ago and 12 in 2014-15. The big difference is experience.  The…

Dakota State Takes Thriller Over Rival Dakota Wesleyan

Trojan Men Beat The Tigers 76-67

MADISON, S.D.  – After Dakota State (S.D.) held a slim one-point halftime advantage over No. 12-ranked Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Monday evening in a men’s basketball non-conference rivalry game at DSU Fieldhouse, the Trojans used strong closing finish to post their second straight victory over an NAIA’s Top 25 nationally-ranked team by the score of 76-67. Dakota State earned their fourth…

Daum Makes His Mark On State-U Rivalry

Sophomore Hits Winning Shot In Jacks 73-72 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The first round of this year’s State-U basketball rivalry certainly adds another storied chapter to the fierce rivalry as both the men’s and women’s games came down to the final minute. The men’s game went back and forth, with USD taking the lead with 11 seconds left on Trey Burch Manning’s three point play.  He finished with…

Sioux Falls Storms Back To Stun Augustana

Cougars Defeat Rival Vikings 69-62

SIOUX FALLS – Led by a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds from junior guard Zach Wessels, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (8-8, 4-4 NSIC) rallied from a nine-point deficit to defeat city rival Augustana (10-4, 5-3 NSIC), 69-62 in NSIC play before 2,765 at the Sioux Falls Arena. After the game was tied at 29-29 at…

Daum Bucket Lifts Jacks Past Yotes

SDSU Edges Rival USD 73-72 In Mens' Basketball

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The New Year’s Eve ball drop and celebration came early for South Dakota State fans as the Jackrabbits used a Mike Daum game-winning shot to take down in-state rival South Dakota, 73-72, inside Frost Arena Saturday. Down one with 11.0 seconds to play, SDSU got to the ball to Daum and let the big man go to…

Mustangs Rally To End Augustana’s Home Win Streak

SMSU Men Win 78-76

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Ryan Bruggeman scored a career-high 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting and also grabbed a career-high seven rebounds to lead No. 19/26 Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 78-76 victory over No. 16 Augustana at the Sioux Falls Arena on Friday night in NSIC men’s basketball.   It was the first loss suffered for AU…

Coyotes Dunk Omaha

USD Wins Summit League Opener 86-69

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota made a strong opening statement to Summit League play with an 86-69, start-to-finish drubbing of Omaha Thursday inside Sanford Coyote Sports Center. It was the team’s largest margin of victory in a conference game in four seasons.   Trey Dickerson scored a season-high 17 points while Matt Mooney and Tyler Flack added 16 each as the Coyotes…

SMSU Men Crack Top 25

Mustangs Ranked 19th, Will Play At 16th Ranked Augustana December 30th

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team is ranked among the Top 25 for the first time this season, coming in No. 19, in this week’s D2SIDA Top 25 poll released on Tuesday.   Southwest Minnesota State is 10-1 overall and is currently tied for first in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with a 5-1 league…

“Daumination” Runs In The Family For SDSU’s Mike Daum

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BROOKINGS, S.D. —  He’s got the nickname to go along with his game. “We think it’s kind of cheesy! So we don’t call him Dauminator, we just call him Daum.” SDSU Sophomore Forward Reed Tellinghuisen says. Yet Mike Daum’s teammates aren’t that fond of his nickname ecause they know the truth. The Summit League’s toughest player is a mama’s boy!…

Jacks Get First Road Win At Drake

SDSU Wins In Des Moines 83-75

Des Moines, Iowa — Double-digit scoring efforts from four Jackrabbits and free throw shooting down the stretch carried South Dakota State to its first road win of the season, 83-75, over Drake at the Knapp Center Monday evening. Mike Daum paced the team with 20 points thanks in part to hitting all seven of his free throw attempts to break…

Augustana Tames Tigers

Viking Men Defeat Doane 81-45

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana University men’s basketball held Doane University to just 14 second-half points cruising to an 81-45 victory over the Tigers in its final non-conference game of the season on Monday night. With the win, Augustana improved to 10-2 on the season. Tonight’s game was an exhibition contest for Doane. Marcus Asmus finished the night with a…

Coyotes Complete Treasure State Sweep In Bozeman

USD Drops Montana State 80-68 To Finish 3-0 Run Against Montana Schools

BOZEMAN, Mont.—Different date. Different venue. Same result.   South Dakota scored 20 unanswered points during a 25-3 run throughout the middle of the second half en route to an 80-68 win against Montana State Sunday at Worthington Arena. It is the Coyotes’ second win against the Bobcats in 11 days. USD beat Montana State 74-57 in Vermillion back on Dec….

SMSU Rallies For Thrilling Win At Sioux Falls

Mustangs Edge Cougars 87-86

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman scored the game-winning field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a come-from-behind 87-86 victory at the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday night. SMSU improves to 10-1 overall, 5-1 NSIC, with the win. Mack Johnson led the Cougars with 27 points and Drew Guebert tallied 23.  Zach…

Wolves Win Double Overtime Classic At Moorhead

Northern State Avenges Home Loss With 118-117 Double Overtime Victory

Moorhead, Minn. – After falling to the Dragons in the NSIC opener, the Northern State University men’s basketball team returned the favor on the road with a 118-117 double overtime defeat of MSU Moorhead. The Wolves improved to 8-4 overall and 4-2 in league action, scoring 34 points in the first, 57 in the second, and 27 in overtime.  …

DAUMINATION! Big Game From Daum Leads SDSU Past Murray State In Overtime

Jackrabbits Race Past Racers 88-84

BROOKINGS, S.D. —  One week after putting up a career-high 33 points last Saturday in a win over Idaho, South Dakota State sophomore Mike Daum did it again when his team needed it the most one week later. Daum poured in 39 points, including an SDSU record 16-16 at the free throw line, and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Jackrabbits…