South Dakota Coyotes

Western Illinois Hands Coyote Women First Home Loss

USD Falls For First Time At Sanford Coyote Sports Center 86-78

VERMILLION, S.D.–Western Illinois guards Morgan Blumer and Emily Clemens tallied 28 and 24 points, respectively, as the Leathernecks outran South Dakota 86-78 on Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Leathernecks (16-6, 6-3 Summit League) end the Coyotes’ 24-game home winning streak and snap their own two-game skid. It was the first loss inside the Sports Center for…

USD Women Inspired By Loss To Bison

Coyotes hope to move into first in Summit with win Thursday against NDSU

  The USD women have just one loss in Summit League play entering Thursday night’s game with NDSU in Vermillion. That loss came to the Bison in Fargo. Dawn Plitzuweit says they learned from the loss as the Coyotes try to improve to 18-3 over and get back into a tie with SDSU atop the conference standings. Categories: College Sports,…

USD Women Roll Past Fort Wayne

Arens, McKeever lead Coyotes to big win over IPFW

  South Dakota freshman guard Madison McKeever scored a career high 19 points as the Coyotes cruised past Fort Wayne 87-59 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Wednesday. South Dakota (17-3, 6-1 Summit League) extends its program record home winning streak to 23 games, a mark that ranks third among active win streaks in the nation behind UConn and…

Mooney’s Bounce Back Helps Coyotes Top Fort Wayne

30 Points & Key Free Throws Late In Win

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The biggest win of South Dakota’s basketball season may have given sophomore guard Matt Mooney the biggest lift of his young college basketball career. Trailing by as many as 12, the Coyotes rallied past preseason Summit League Favorite Fort Wayne 66-63 yesterday at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.  The star of the day was Mooney, who scored…

Coyotes Surge Past Fort Wayne In Second Half

USD Men Rally For 66-63 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota sophomore guard Matt Mooney scored a career-high 30 points, including five unanswered in the final minute to help the Coyotes knock off defending Summit League champion Fort Wayne Saturday inside Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The win moves South Dakota (13-8, 4-2 Summit) into second place in the conference standings and equals the program’s best start in…

Jacks Sweep Coyotes In Swimming & Diving Dual

Men Win 155-145, Women Win 156-142

VERMILLION, S.D. — South Dakota senior Jacob Knowles broke two individual USD pool records and was part of the 200-meter medley relay team that broke another while freshman Sabrina Sabadeanu set a USD pool record Saturday on senior day against South Dakota State in the DakotaDome pool. The Coyotes won 13 events as the dual went down to the wire….

Free Throw Shooting Dooms USD In First Home Loss To NDSU

Coyotes Fall To Bison 70-69

VERMILLION, S.D.—North Dakota State forward Dexter Werner made two free throws with 5.3 seconds left and South Dakota’s long 3 at the buzzer missed the mark as the Bison escaped the Sanford Coyote Sports Center with a 70-69 victory.   It was the first loss for the Coyotes (12-8, 3-2 Summit) at their new facility, ending an 8-0 streak. Both…

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…

Sweep Of IUPUI Continues Coyotes’ Dominance In New Arena

Hoops & Volleyball A Combined 26-1 At Sanford Coyote Sports Center

VERMILLLION, S.D.  —  Sometimes it takes teams opening new arenas or stadiums a little time to get used to their new surroundings. Of course, as long as South Dakota waited to get out of the Dakota Dome and into the new Sanford Coyote Sports Center, maybe it’s no surprise they’ve taken so quickly to the new digs. The Coyotes swept…

Coyotes Sweep IUPUI In Hoops Doubleheader

Men Win 85-74, Women Win 75-62

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  MENS’ BASKETBALL RECAP In a game with plenty of offense, it was a defensive highlight by Carlton Hurst that served as the catalyst for South Dakota’s 85-74 win against IUPUI Saturday inside Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Trailing 70-63 with less than seven minutes to go, Hurst chased down IUPUI guard Darell Combs and blocked what was supposed…

Bison Upset Coyotes In Fargo

Loss Snaps South Dakota's Seven-Game Win Streak

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State guard Taylor Thunstedt scored 19 points and guard Sarah Jacobson added a career high 18 points as the Bison took down South Dakota 83-73 inside the Scheels Center Wednesday night. North Dakota State (4-12, 2-1 Summit) ends a seven-game win streak held by South Dakota (13-3, 2-1 Summit). “North Dakota State deserves the credit for shooting…

USD’s Arens Receiving National Attention

Sophomore Guard Named To NCAA "Starting Five"

It’s been a great season so far for the South Dakota Coyotes Womens’ Basketball Team. Despite coaching and roster changes, they’re 13-2 and on a seven-game win streak to start 2017. A lot of the credit goes to Sophomore guard Allison Arens. She was among the NCAA’s “Starting Five” this week, which recognizes the top women’s basketball performers in the…

Arens Honored For Big Week That Included Win Over Rival Jacks

USD Defeated SDSU 65-62

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  A big start to Summit League play earned USD’s Allison Arens plenty of honors. South Dakota sophomore guard Allison Arens has been named the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ended Jan. 1. Arens collects the honor for the second time of her career. Arens has also been named espnW’s National Player…

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…

Coyote Women Edge Jackrabbits

USD Wins Thriller 65-62

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota sophomore guard Allison Arens scored 24 points as the Coyotes defeated in-state rival South Dakota State 65-62 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Saturday afternoon in front of 2,595 fans.   South Dakota (13-2, 2-0 Summit League) extends its 21-game home winning streak, which breaks an 8-year-old school record for the most consecutive home games won.  …

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…

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…

More All-American Honors For USD’s Bergner & SDSU’s Goedert

Each Named To Walter Camp & AFCA All-American Teams

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — In the FCS, All-American honors continue to pour in for USD’s Miles Bergner and SDSU’s Dallas Goedert. Bergner has been named first team punter on the Walter Camp and American Football Coaches Association All America Teams after leading the FCS with an average of 47.5 yards per punt. Goedert also made first team for both of…

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….