South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

The Collegian

South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

The Collegian

South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

The Collegian

Mayo and Kyle III both announced on Social media that they are leaving the Jackrabbit basketball program.

Mayo and Kyle III leave for portal

Marshall Minihan, Sports Editor March 26, 2024

South Dakota State has lost their starting five as three graduate and two transfer out for a different path. Zeke Mayo, the Summit League Player of the Year and William Kyle III, the Summit League tournament...

Matt Mims passing the ball in the Summit League Championship game on March 13. Mims scored 11 points, three rebounds and one assist in the game while going 6-6 from the charity stripe.

Veteran SDSU basketball player overcomes injury in final season for a run in the National Tournament

Esther Cory, Reporter March 20, 2024

Freshman Bubz Alvarez seems to speak for a lot of his Jackrabbit teammates when he talks about why senior guard Matt Mims is a key leader on the South Dakota State men’s basketball team. “The way...

SDSU men’s basketball team beat the Univeristy of Denver 76-68 on Tuesday, March 13 for the Summit League Championship. South Dakota State is set to take on Iowa State on Thursday at 6:35 p.m.

SDSU men’s basketball face off against NCAA power Iowa State in NCAA March Madness

Jon Akre, Sports Reporter March 19, 2024

The Jackrabbits are going dancing for the seventh time in program history and enter the NCAA “March Madness” tournament as a No. 15 seed, taking on the No. 2 seed Iowa State Cyclones. This will be...

SDSU mens basketball team celebrate with the the trophy after defeating Denver 76-68.

SDSU takes out Denver 76-68 to advance to the National Tournament

Marshall Minihan, Sports Editor March 12, 2024

A last-minute comeback for Denver was unsuccessful as SDSU beat Denver in the Summit League Championship 76-68. In this battle, five South Dakota State basketball players scored at least ten points: Zeke...

Charlie Easley celebrates around St. Thomas defenders.

SDSU outlasts St. Thomas; advance to Summit League Championship

Marshall Minihan, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

SDSU returns to the conference championship after a 59-49 battle with the Tommies of St. Thomas. Throughout the game, both sides racked up 30 total fouls (14 for SDSU and 16 for St. Thomas) which ties...

Luke Appel pushes through to paint against an Oral Roberts defender.

SDSU takes out Oral Roberts in Summit League Tournament

Marshall Minihan, Sports Editor March 9, 2024

SDSU drops Oral Roberts 79-63 in their conference opener. A 24-0 run to end the first half gave the Jackrabbits the jump over Oral Roberts in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Men’s Basketball Tournament. “I...

Zeke Mayo averaged 21.1 points in conference play leading the Jackrabbits to the top seed in the Summit League Championships.

Mayo, Kyle III earn Summit League individual honors

Staff Report March 7, 2024

SDSU junior Zeke Mayo and sophomore William Kyle III were named Summit League Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year League officials announced Thursday. Mayo was the top scorer on a South...

Matt Mims handles the ball in the 77-72 victory over St. Thomas on Senior Day Feb. 24, 2024. Mims had 11 points, three steals and six rebounds in the final game in Frost Arena.

Men’s basketball earns No. 1 seed; look to extend win streak

Jon Akre, Sports Reporter March 5, 2024

The Summit League Tournament kicks off this weekend and is expected to be one of the most highly anticipated conference tournaments in recent history. The South Dakota State Men’s basketball team...

Kalen Gary drives passed St. Thomas guard Brooks Allen. This season, Gary averages 7.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and .8 steals on 27.3 minutes of action per game. The freshman’s field goal percentage is 38.7%, his three point percentage is 32.8% and his free throw percentage is 77.5%.

Jacks look onto North Dakota opponents to end Summit play

Jon Akre, Sports Reporter February 27, 2024

The Jackrabbits closed out their last ever games inside Frost Arena with victories over Denver and St. Thomas, reclaiming sole possession of the No. 1 seed heading into the final week of Summit League...

SDSU’s Zeke Mayo drives down the right side of the lane into double coverage from Oral Robert’s IsaacMcBride (10) and Jalen Miller (12) during a basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Frost Arena inBrookings.

Men’s basketball hits road for two

Jon Akre, Sports Reporter February 13, 2024

The Jacks reclaim sole possession of first place in the Summit League standings after taking down Oral Roberts 83-72 on Saturday. South Dakota State(14-11, 7-3 Summit) is now just 0.5 games ahead of...

SDSUs Charlie Easley drives down the lane during a mens basketball game against USD at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, S.D. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024.

Jacks win in Frost; Lose in Tulsa

Jon Akre, Sports Reporter January 30, 2024

The SDSU men’s basketball team returns home this week for back-to-back rivalry games against South Dakota and North Dakota State. “Super excited to be back in Frost Arena,” head coach Eric Henderson...

SDSUs Zeke Mayo dribbles the basketball between his legs during a game against St. Thomas at Schoenecker Arena in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.

Jacks split road trip; look towards I-29 foes

Brayden Byers, Managing Editor January 16, 2024

During a frigid couple of days in Brookings, the Jackrabbit men’s basketball team kept the pot only lukewarm during their first Summit League road trip of the season. South Dakota State split their...

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