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Jacks open conference play with blowout win

Jacks open conference play with blowout win

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 28, 2018

In its first Summit League conference game of the year, South Dakota State opened with a bang. The Jackrabbits (11-5, 1-0) defeated the Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-9, 0-1) 100-58. It was a group affair for scoring from the Jackrabbits. In total, six players scored double digits. David Jen...

Jacks fall in final nonconference game

Jacks fall in final nonconference game

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 22, 2018

Consider the longest home game winning streak in the NCAA dead. South Dakota State fell 85-74 to the Montana Grizzlies in front of 2,540 fans to wrap up the nonconference portion of its schedule.   The game was there for the taking, but down the stretch, the Jackrabbits were unable to capitalize on t...

Jacks shatter records in win

Jacks shatter records in win

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

December 11, 2018

It was an offensive explosion in Frost Arena, where the South Dakota State Jackrabbits set multiple records en route to a 139-72 rout of the Savannah State Tigers. Coming into the game, the school record was 136 points set back in 1990 against Midland Lutheran. In the Division-I era, the school hi...

Jacks stay hot after defeat of Northern Iowa Panthers

Jacks stay hot after defeat of Northern Iowa Panthers

Trenton Abrego

December 2, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Despite a snowy and cold night, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits managed to stay hot inside the U.S. Bank Stadium, where they defeated the Northern Iowa Panthers 82-50. Mike Daum, the Kimball, Nebraska native, paced the Jackrabbits with 24 points, 11 rebounds and an assist. The 2...

Jacks blow past ‘Roos

Jacks blow past ‘Roos

Trenton Abrego

November 29, 2018

They might not have had their second-leading scorer in David Jenkins, Jr., but that didn’t slow down the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, who dismantled the Kansas City ‘Roos 75-62. SDSU (6-2) improved its winning streak in Frost Arena to 24 straight wins, the longest in the country. “We ...

Jackrabbits find footing in Florida

Jackrabbits find footing in Florida

Trenton Abrego

November 21, 2018

ESTERO, Fla. – Make it two straight wins and the 2018 Gulf Showcase consolation title for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team who defeated the Colorado State Rams 78-65. The win marked the Jack’s second straight after defeating UTSA, which snapped a two-game skid where the Jacks lo...

Jacks knocked down in first round of Florida Gulf Showcase

Jacks knocked down in first round of Florida Gulf Showcase

Trenton Abrego

November 19, 2018

ESTERO, Fla, – Make it two straight losses for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team, who fell to the Tulane Green Wave 84-80 in the first round of the Florida Gulf Showcase. At the 11:37 mark in the first half, the Jackrabbits led by as much as 11 points – their biggest of the game....

Jackrabbits fall short at FGCU

Jackrabbits fall short at FGCU

Trenton Abrego

November 16, 2018

FORT MEYERS, Fla. – Foul trouble caused issues for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits men’s basketball team in its first loss to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 84-78. Mike Daum, David Jenkins Jr. and Tevin King all fouled out in the contest with the Eagles. SDSU led for 24:51, or more than 6...

MBB: Jacks shoot to win NCAA Tournament game

MBB: Jacks shoot to win NCAA Tournament game

Andrew Holtan

November 7, 2018

The goal for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team’s 2018-19 season is simple: win a game in the NCAA Tournament. The Jacks come into the season with three seniors, a junior and a sophomore. The rest of the players on the team are either redshirt freshmen or true freshmen. Head coach T.J. Otz...

Five minutes with Michael Orris

Five minutes with Michael Orris

Trenton Abrego

November 7, 2018

Michael Orris might be known for one shot in South Dakota State men’s basketball history. It might be one of the most important shots in the school’s recent memory. Orris drained a jumper at the buzzer against South Dakota in the 2016 Summit League semi-finals that sent the Jacks to the final...

Jacks struggle in season opener

Jacks struggle in season opener

Trenton Abrego

November 6, 2018

MARQUETTE, WISC. – Points were few and far between for the South Dakota State women’s basketball team in their season opener. They fell to No. 19 Marquette by a 91-52 score. It was the perfect storm of unfortunate turns for the Jacks. Defensively, Marquette forced over 24 turnovers. The pr...

Basketball teams to host third-annual Jackrabbit Tipoff Wednesday

Basketball teams to host third-annual Jackrabbit Tipoff Wednesday

Carson Herbert

October 16, 2018

Just like that, the South Dakota State men’s and women’s basketball team will be back in Frost Arena. The defending Summit League Basketball Tournament champions are back will host the third-annual Jackrabbit Tipoff starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Frost Arena. Featured in the night of enterta...