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Jacks slated to face Texas in NIT opening round

Jacks slated to face Texas in NIT opening round

Trenton Abrego, Sports Reporter

March 18, 2019


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For the first time in history, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Texas Longhorns will meet on the hardwood court. It’ll be the second time in school history that the Jackrabbits will be in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).The first time came in 2015. In the NIT, the Jackrabbits own ...

Men win Summit League with win over Western Illinois

Men win Summit League with win over Western Illinois

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

March 2, 2019


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For the second time in school history, the South Dakota State men's basketball team are outright Summit League regular season champions. South Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 86-66 to clinch the Summit League regular season title and to finish their last game in Frost Arena for the 2018-2019...

South Dakota State in position to win Summit League with win

South Dakota State in position to win Summit League with win

Colton Prince and Trenton Abrego

March 2, 2019


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If the South Dakota State Jackrabbits beat Western Illinois, they win the regular season conference title. The last time the Jackrabbits (23-7, 13-2), look to hold onto their number one spot against the Leathernecks (9-18, 4-10). In the last matchup between the two teams, the Jackrabbits ran away...

Daum’s 3,000th point pushes Jackrabbits past Coyotes

Daum’s 3,000th point pushes Jackrabbits past Coyotes

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

February 24, 2019


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In a historic night, the South Dakota State managed to defeat in-state rival the University of South Dakota 94-89 in what will go down as one of the most iconic games played in Frost Arena. Not only did the Jacks defeat the Coyotes in one of the closest games this season, but Mike Daum also achieved...

Jacks take win over Mastodons

Jacks take win over Mastodons

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2019


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Although it started out rough, the Jacks defeated the Mastodons 92-83. “I felt that this was a really high-level college basketball game,” said head coach T.J. Otzelberger. “They are a really good team.” Mike Daum started the game strong with a 3-pointer. And Flatten followed as he went...

Jacks trample Bison in Fargo

Jacks trample Bison in Fargo

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 16, 2019


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FARGO, N.D. — It wasn’t quite as lopsided as the teams’ first meeting this season, but it still wasn’t close. Senior guard Macy Miller scored 30 points as South Dakota State (20-6, 12-1) defeated North Dakota State (6-19, 3-10) 88-48 Saturday afternoon at the Scheels Center in Fargo. Afte...

Jacks head to Omaha, Fargo for final road trip

Jacks head to Omaha, Fargo for final road trip

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2019


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South Dakota State men’s basketball team will travel to face the No. 2 and No. 4 seeds in the Summit League this week. Jacks head to Omaha Neb. on Thursday, Feb. 14 starting at 7 p.m., then the team will be off to Fargo, North Dakota 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 “Two tougher road games in the ...

Alex Arians finds his spot in starting lineup

Alex Arians finds his spot in starting lineup

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


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After being compared to professional basketball player, Manu Ginóbili by head coach T.J. Otzelberger, Alex Arians’ future at South Dakota State looks bright. “Alex is a tremendous young man. He has an extremely high basketball IQ and feel for the game,” Otzelberger said. Arians comes from a fami...

Jacks defend their court against the Fighting Hawks

Jacks defend their court against the Fighting Hawks

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2019


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Despite shooting 12 percent from behind the arc, South Dakota State managed to run away from the Fighting Hawks with an 80-55 victory. “I thought it was obviously a tough first half for us shooting the basketball in the first half 0-15 from the 3-point line,” head coach T.J. Otzelberger said. ...

Jacks Return Home to Face North Dakota

Jacks Return Home to Face North Dakota

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2019


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The Jackrabbits (19-6, 10-1) return home this weekend for a one-game homestand against the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota (9-14, 3-7). Since their last meeting, the Jackrabbits have continued their winning ways defeating the likes of North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, and Denver. North Dakota h...

Jacks hop over Golden Eagles

Jacks hop over Golden Eagles

Tori Berndt, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2019


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A road trip can’t put out South Dakota State’s fire. Although the Jacks got off to a slow start, they got the victory 86-80. Tevin King, Skyler Flatten, and David Jenkins brought the momentum for the Jacks in the first half. Mike Daum pushed through a slow start of the game with only two ...