South Dakota Coyotes

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…

Indiana Rallies To Cost Coyote Women Game & Likely Ranking

USD's 10-Game Win Streak Snapped In 68-60 Loss

GUAYNABO, PR—Indiana used a second-half surge to snap South Dakota’s 10-game winning streak. The Hoosiers topped the Coyotes 68-60 in the final game of the Puerto Rico Classic inside Mario Morales Coliseum.   South Dakota (12-2) wraps up the program’s best nonconference record in NCAA Division I. Indiana (11-1) also entered the Puerto Rico Classic receiving votes in the AP…

UMKC Stuns USD Despite Umude’s Heroics

Coyotes Fall 65-63

VERMILLION, S.D. – It was a tale of two halves for the South Dakota men’s basketball team in a 65-63 loss to UMKC Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes shot 52 percent from the field on 13-of-25 shot attempts in the first half to hold a 10-point halftime lead at 40-30. South Dakota then hit just…

USD’s Wilson & SDSU’s Daum Are Summit Athletes Of The Month

November Honors To Coyote Volleyball & Jackrabbit Hoop Stars

SUMMIT WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE MONTH SIOUX FALLS, SD – South Dakota senior volleyball member Taylor Wilson has been named the Summit League November Athlete of the Month as announced by the league on Thursday.   This marks Wilson’s first career Summit Athlete of the Month honor, and is just the second volleyball player, joining Audrey Reeg (October 2016), to…

HIGHLIGHTS: SDSU and USD Women Pick Up Road Victories

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Four Coyotes scored in double figures as South Dakota used a third-quarter run to top Missouri State 85-74 inside JQH Arena on Tuesday night. South Dakota (8-1) won its sixth-straight game, while Missouri State (1-5) recorded its first double-digit loss. It also marked the Bears’ third loss at home in the last 20 games inside The Q. “Tonight was…

Future Looks Bright For USD Volleyball After First NCAA Tournament Trip

Coyotes Graduate Four Seniors From 21-10 Team

OMAHA, NE  —  Making the NCAA Volleyball Tournament was an historic moment for South Dakota. One which they hope has set the precendent for making future trips more routine. Despite being swept in the NCAA Tournament by Creighton and saying goodbye to four seniors, USD had plenty to be proud of during their 21-10 season.  Breaking through and ending Denver’s run…

SNOWY DOUBLEHEADER-Coyote Women Down Green Bay & Men Run Past Bakersfield’s Roadrunners

USD Women Win 55-49, Men Beat CSU-Bakersfield 68-56

WOMEN’S RECAP VERMILLION, S.D.—Two of the nation’s top mid-majors squared off on Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center as South Dakota grinded out a 55-49 victory over Green Bay.   The game was also a battle between old friends with South Dakota head coach Dawn Plitzuweit earning the victory over her mentor Kevin Borseth, Green Bay’s head coach. Plitzuweit…

USD Crowd At NCAA Tournament Draws Coyotes Admiration

Big South Dakota Contingent Helped Make Special Atmosphere At NCAA Tournament

OMAHA, NE  —  Aside from making it to volleyball’s Big Dance, the most memorable moment of USD’s NCAA Tournament debut yesterday may have been the fan support that came to Omaha to cheer them on. Coyote fans filled more than a section and half of DJ Sokol arena and were a big part of the sellout crowd of 2,552.  Though they…

Creighton Ends USD’s Historic Season In NCAA Tournament

Coyotes Swept In First Ever Apperance In The Division One Tournament

OMAHA, NE —   South Dakota’s historic volleyball season came to an end at the hands of a Creighton team that looked more than worthy of it’s #9 national seed. USD was swept in their first ever NCAA Division One Tournament appearance 25-14, 25-14 and 25-22 by the host Creighton Blue Jays on Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska. Sioux Falls native…

USD Volleyball Excited For Selection Sunday

Coyotes Learn NCAA Tournament Draw Tonight

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Tonight is the night for the South Dakota volleyball team to hear their named called for the first time ever in the NCAA Division One Tournament Selection Show. The Summit League Champion Coyotes will gather tonight at the Old Lumber Company in Vermillion to watch the selection show on ESPN U at 7:30.  The NCAA tends to…