Men’s College Basketball

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…

Unfinished Business For Northern State Men At NCAA Tournament

Wolves Face Southeast Oklahoma State Tomorrow At 2:30 PM

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  The Northern State men’s basketball team begins central region play tomorrow in Maryville Missouri against Southeastern Oklahoma State at 2:30 PM. After coming up one shot short of the national title the Wolves weren’t picked by many to be back in the regional after some key graduations.  They proved themselves by winning a second straight NSIC title,…

SUMMIT QUARTERFINALS: Fort Wayne Men Shoot Down USD

Coyotes Lose 96-70

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time since 2010 there will not be a men’s basketball team from the state of South Dakota playing in the Summit League Tournament semifinals. A white-hot shooting performance and triple-double from John Konchar led the Purdue-Fort Wayne Mastodons to a 96-70 Summit League Tournament Quarterfinal win over South Dakota on Sunday night in…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-Stopping Konchar Key For Hot Coyote Men

USD Faces Fort Wayne In Quarterfinals At 8:30

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Summit League Tournament started with perhaps the biggest upset in it’s history last night when 8th seeded Western Illinois stunned top seed South Dakota State. Tonight the Coyote men would like to end the quarterfinals with another upset. The 6th seeded Coyotes face third seed Fort Wayne tonight at 8:30.  The two teams split in…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-Western Illinois Finally Seals Upset Of Top Seed By Stunning SDSU

Jackrabbits Will Settle For NIT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Summit League men’s tournament has been turned on it’s head by the 79-76 stunner that Western Illinois pulled out last night over three-time defending tournament champion SDSU. A terrible first half that saw the Jacks shoot just 37 percent, including 2-9 from three, put them down ten.  They’d trail by as many as 13 before…

SUMMIT QUARTERFINALS: Western Illinois Stuns & Dethrones Three-Time Defending Champion Jackrabbit Men

SDSU Becomes First #1 Seed To Lose To #8 In 79-76 Defeat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Top-seeded South Dakota State saw its comeback efforts fall just short Saturday at the Summit League Championships, falling 79-76 to No. 8 seed Western Illinois at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Down 38-28 at half, the Jackrabbits traded buckets with the Leathernecks throughout the second half until a 5-0 spurt with just over two minutes left…

NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: Dakota Wesleyan’s Upset Bid Of Defending Champ Indiana Wesleyan Undone In Heartbreaker

Tigers Fall 87-86

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With two seconds left and trailing by a point, Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) threw up a shot from half court that missed just off the mark as the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team lost in heartbreaking fashion to the overall number one seed Indiana Wesleyan University, 87-86 in the second round of the NAIA…

NSIC TOURNAMENT-Bruggeman Leads SMSU Past Bemidji & Into Semifinals For Third Straight Year

Mustangs Win 75-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman scored 38 points—one shy of the tournament record—and dished out five assists with four steals to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 75-62 victory over Bemidji State in the quarterfinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday night.   SMSU, 17-13 overall and the tournament’s No. 5 seed from the…

NSIC TOURNAMENT: Northern State Men Outlast Sioux Falls In Quarterfinals

Wolves End Cougars Season With 79-76 Win

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Northern State University men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament, following a 79-76 victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday. The Wolves improve to 24-6 overall this season, with their second postseason victory of the year.   Northern trailed by six with 4:41 to play in…

Growth For Coyote Men Despite Another Frustrating Loss To SDSU

USD Sees Two Game Win Streak Snapped

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Though the result was more of the same in a frustrating season, the South Dakota men’s basketball team still saw plenty of reasons for optimism in their 94-89 loss at SDSU on Saturday. They’re certainly playing better with wins in two of their last three, and had one of their best offensive games yesterday by shooting 43…

MR. 3,000! Perfect Timing For Mike Daum To Make NCAA History

3,000th Career Point Pushes SDSU Past Arch Rival USD

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Mike Daum became the tenth player in Division One college basketball to reach 3,000 career points yesterday. And he couldn’t have picked a better time or team to do it against. Down as many as 16 against arch rival USD, South Dakota State came from behind and went ahead for good on Daum’s historic hoop with less…

Morningside Bounces Dakota Wesleyan From GPAC Men’s Tournament

Tigers Still Likely To Make NAIA Tournament Despite 88-81 Setback

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – After leading at halftime 46-40, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team fell to No. 2 Morningside College, 88-81 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals on Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa. Both teams struggled in the first two minutes of the game offensively as the Mustangs (27-2, 18-2 GPAC) were able to…

Mike Daum’s 3,000th Career Point Lifts SDSU Over USD

Jackrabbits Rally From 16 Down To Defeat Coyotes 94-89

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  A season-high crowd of 4,614 fans were treated to a historic performance Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena, as Mike Daum surpassed 3,000 career points and the South Dakota State men’s basketball team stormed back from a double-digit halftime deficit to knock off in-state rival South Dakota, 94-89. Needing just 19 points to join the illustrious club, Daum…

Disbelief & Euphoria For Jenkins Jr. & SDSU After Halfcourt Winner At NDSU

78-77 Win Caps Wild Weekend Full Of Buzzer Beaters For Jackrabbit Men

FARGO, N.D.  —  The latest rivalry game between South Dakota State and North Dakota State will be talked about for a long time. Chances are they’ll be saying much kinder words in Brookings than in Fargo about David Jenkins Junior’s dramatic and improbable buzzer beater yesterday to deliver a 78-77 victory for SDSU at arch rival North Dakota State. The…

BANK ON IT! SDSU & Jenkins Jr. Stun NDSU With Miraculous Halfcourt Buzzer Beater

Jackrabbits Win In Fargo 78-77 On Last Shot

FARGO, N.D. — South Dakota State men’s basketball found itself on the ropes with 16 minutes to go at North Dakota State Saturday, trailing by 17 points and facing an uphill climb on the road. After a media timeout allowed the Jackrabbits to reset following a 13-3 Bison run, a message was heard loud and clear from the bench: “One…

Coyote Men Defenseless In Loss To Oral Roberts

USD Falls 86-72

VERMILLION, S.D. – Kevin Obanor tallied a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead Oral Roberts past the South Dakota men’s basketball team 86-72 Sunday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes led for nearly 11 minutes of the first half, grabbing a six-point lead with 10:50 on the clock on a Brandon Armstrong 3-point…

Another Dauminating Performance Helps SDSU Finish Doubleheader Sweep Of North Dakota

Jackrabbit Men Win 80-55

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State men’s basketball used a strong second half to pull away from North Dakota and claim an 80-55 victory Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena. Tied at 38 with 18 minutes to play, the Jackrabbits broke out on a 20-2 run over the next four-plus minutes to take control for good, improving to 20-6 on the…

Jackrabbits Slam Denver

SDSU Wins On The Road 92-82

DENVER — Skyler Flatten scored a career-high 36 points, Mike Daum tallied his 15th double-double of the season and the Jackrabbit men’s basketball team took down Denver Sunday afternoon, 92-82. Flatten hit eight 3-pointers and finished 14-of-18 from the field inside Magness Arena, burying the third-most 3-pointers for a single-game in South Dakota State’s Division I history. Daum scored 28…

Northern State Wins At Mankato

Wolves Win 88-80

Mankato, Minn. – If last night was not enough, the Northern State University men’s basketball team continued to pump out career highs in their 88-80 victory over Minnesota State Saturday evening. The Wolves improved 17-5 overall and 13-3 in the league following the weekend sweep over the NSIC South.   Despite a few late comeback attempts by the Mavericks, the…