South Dakota Coyotes

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…

USD Women Rally To Top Oral Roberts & Keep Top 25 Hopes Alive

Coyotes Win 75-64

  VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota junior guard Ciara Duffy buried the 3-pointer to kick off a fourth-quarter run as the Coyotes closed out a thrilling 75-64 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   South Dakota (22-3, 10-1 Summit League) used a 17-2 run, not allowing a Golden Eagle field goal, in the final 3:31…

Sjerven A Sure Thing During USD’s Six Game Win Streak

New Mexico Transfer Leads Way In 92-47 Victory Over Western Illinois

VERMILLION, S.D.  — There were no problems starting or finishing for the USD women as they blasted Western Illinois 92-49 to pick up their sixth straight win. Five Coyotes were in double figures led by Hannah Sjerven’s 22 point and 13 rebound performance.  It’s the third time the New Mexico transfer, who comes off the South Dakota bench, has scored…

Coyote Women Crush Western Illinois While Men Slump In Second Half

USD Women Win 92-49, Men Fall 65-59

  WOMEN’S RECAP VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota sophomore center Hannah Sjerven recorded her third career double-double, pacing a balanced Coyote attack in South Dakota’s 92-49 win over Western Illinois inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.   The Coyotes (19-3, 7-1 Summit) held the Leathernecks (8-13, 4-4 Summit) below 50 points for the first time this season.   USD…

Coyote Defense Improving

USD Women At North Dakota Tonight

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team will tip off at North Dakota tonight where the low temperature in Grand Forks is expected to be a balmy 27 degrees below zero. The Coyotes hope their defense will make the Fighting Hawks just as cold tonight.  After giving up 104 and 98 points to Denver and SDSU…

Coyote Women Cruise In Omaha While Men Stumble

USD Women Win 80-48, Men Fall 75-68

WOMEN’S GAME OMAHA, Neb.—Five Coyotes reached double figures as South Dakota cruised past Omaha 80-49 on Sunday afternoon inside Baxter Arena.   South Dakota (17-3, 5-1 Summit) jumped out to a seven-point lead from the start and steadily extended its lead over Omaha (6-12, 1-5) throughout the contest.   Junior guard Ciara Duffy led the group with 17 points while…

South Dakota Women Overcome Oral Roberts

Coyotes Win In Tulsa 76-72

TULSA, Okla.—The South Dakota duo of senior guard Allison Arens and junior guard Ciara Duffy led the way as the Coyotes rallied from a 10-point deficit to best Oral Roberts 76-72 inside the Mabee Center on Friday night.   There were 13 lead changes and five tie-ups in a back-and-forth contest between South Dakota (16-3, 4-1 Summit) and Oral Roberts…

HIGHLIGHTS: Coyotes Remain Perfect at Home

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota sophomore center Hannah Sjerven notched her second-straight 20-point game to pace the Coyotes in a 69-51 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes (15-3, 3-1 Summit) have won all seven home games this season and improve their record to 37-3 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   “Today…

Coyote Women Outlast Jackrabbits In Double Overtime Thriller

USD Wins 101-95

VERMILLION, S.D.—It was a thriller to remember as South Dakota triumphed over South Dakota State 105-98 in double-overtime Sunday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in front of a capacity crowd of 6,004.   Three Coyotes surpassed 20 points in the game, marking a first in South Dakota program history for the feat to be accomplished. Junior guard Ciara…

SDSU Men Slam USD

Jackrabbits Win In Vermillion 79-61

VERMILLION, S.D. — Alex Arians put together a career day, four Jackrabbits scored in double figures and South Dakota State men’s basketball cruised to an impressive 79-61 victory Sunday afternoon at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. In front of an announced sell-out crowd of 6,014, the Jackrabbits (12-6, 2-1 Summit League) shot 46.9 percent as a team and hit 12…

Championship Meeting Boosts Jackrabbit & Coyote Men’s Basketball Rivalry

Both Teams 1-1 Entering Sunday Showdown

VERMILLION & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The first State-U basketball games of the year in Sunday are officially a sellout and they also have some added intrigue after some of this week’s results. Though the three-time defending tournament champion Jackrabbit men are the odds on pick to win the Summit again, SDSU got stunned last night in Fort Wayne, falling 104-88. …

SDSU & USD Women Meet Each Eyeing NCAA Bids

Impressive Resumes Boost Both Teams Hopes

VERMILLION & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —   The State-U women’s basketball rivalry has been played at a high level since 2013, but with sparkling non-conference resumes, it could reach another level this year. Last night’s 104-99 USD loss last night at Denver throws a bit of a wrench into things on Sunday.  USD is 1-1 in Summit Play while the Jacks cruised…

Coyotes Crush Bison In Summit Opener

FARGO, N.D.—South Dakota ran away with a 67-41 win over North Dakota State to open Summit League play on Sunday afternoon inside the Scheels Center. Minnesota natives Hannah Sjerven and Madison McKeever tallied 15 and 13 points, respectively, to pace South Dakota in front of a strong showing of Coyote fans from their nearby hometowns.   South Dakota (13-2, 1-0…

Second Half Struggles Continue In Coyotes Loss At NDSU

USD Men Drop Summit Opener 71-65

FARGO, N.D. – Despite shooting 50 percent from the field, the South Dakota men’s basketball team could not hold off North Dakota State Saturday afternoon in a 71-65 loss inside the Scheels Center. The contest, which was the Summit League opener for both schools, was played a day late due to adverse travel conditions from Winter Storm Eboni.   Stanley…

Offensively Challenge Coyote Men Will Have To Win With Defense

Summit Opener At NDSU Postponed To Saturday

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The USD men’s basketball team was supposed to open Summit League play tonight as well in Fargo against NDSU but travel conditions made that impossible and the game has been postponed until tomorrow at noon. The Coyotes don’t go into league play on a high note after going 6-7 in non-conference play, with two of those wins…

Coyotes Take Disturbing Trends With Them Into Summit Play After Loss To Southern Miss

Shooting & Second Half Struggles Plagued Non-Conference Play

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Homecourt advantage couldn’t carry the Coytoes to a win over Southern Miss last night. Up 34-29 at half, USD went cold in the second half, shooting just 33 percent and losing 66-60.  USD falls to 6-7 in non-conference play and takes some disturbing trends with them into Summit League play.  Shooting and second half struggles have cost…

Coyote Men Stall In Second Half Against Southern Miss

USD Loses Non-Conference Finale 66-60

VERMILLION, S.D. – Southern Mississippi shot 50 percent from the field in the second half to overcome a five-point halftime deficit to top the South Dakota men’s basketball team 66-60 Friday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   South Dakota (6-7) pushed its lead to six points in the opening minutes of the second half, but a 9-3 run…