The Collegian

Five minutes with Michael Orris

Five minutes with Michael Orris

Trenton Abrego

November 7, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

Jacks to face Tulane in Gulf Showcase

Jacks to face Tulane in Gulf Showcase

Trenton Abrego

September 6, 2018


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On Thursday, Sept. 6 the Gulf Showcase Bracket was released. In the first round, South Dakota State is set to take on the Tulane Green Wave. Last year, the Green Wave went 14-17 and lost in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Championship against Temple. The winner will play...

SDSU men’s basketball schedule announced

SDSU men’s basketball schedule announced

Trenton Abrego

August 27, 2018


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It’s official, the South Dakota State men’s basketball team will play 15 home games, which ties the school’s Division I record. South Dakota men's basketball 2018 schedule was finalized over the weekend and the Jacks will play teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), Mid-Eastern...

Daum declares for the NBA Draft, won’t hire agent

Daum declares for the NBA Draft, won’t hire agent

Trenton Abrego

April 20, 2018


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On Friday afternoon, the reigning Summit League Player of the Year, Mike Daum, announced on Twitter he will be declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft but won’t hire an agent. As a junior, Daum led the Jacks during the 2017-18 season with 23.7 points per game. He led South Dakota State to the NCAA Tourn...

SDSU hopes great offense, experience lead to first tournament win

SDSU hopes great offense, experience lead to first tournament win

Andrew Holtan

March 14, 2018


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After winning the Summit League Men’s Basket ball Tournament March 6, South Dakota State earned a berth in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. SDSU found out Monday that it’s No. 12 seed and will face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round of the tournament. The Jacks (28-6,13-1) have won 11...

Jacks beat Coyotes, head to NCAA Tournament

Jacks beat Coyotes, head to NCAA Tournament

Trenton Abrego

March 7, 2018


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South Dakota State is headed to their third consecutive NCAA National Championship after they defeated the South Dakota Coyotes 97-87 in the Summit League final. Summit League Freshman of the Year, David Jenkins Jr., led the way for SDSU with 29 points and six rebounds. Jenkins Jr. was also named t...

Jenkins, Daum lead Jacks into Summit League Championship

Jenkins, Daum lead Jacks into Summit League Championship

Trenton Abrego

March 5, 2018


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South Dakota State is headed back to the Summit League final for the fourth-consecutive year after a 78-57 victory over the fifth-seeded North Dakota State Bison. SDSU was never threatened in the first half and led the game for 39:08. At one point their lead was as large as 30 points. At half, ...