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Jacks to face Tulane in Gulf Showcase

Jacks to face Tulane in Gulf Showcase

Trenton Abrego

September 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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, ...

Daum, Jacks sneak past Leathernecks

Daum, Jacks sneak past Leathernecks

Trenton Abrego

March 4, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State is the number one seed in the Summit League Tournament, but it sure didn’t look that way during their 66-60 victory over eighth-seed Western Illinois Leathernecks. The Jacks struggled throughout the game, and at one point trailed by as many as nine point...

Men cruise into tournament as top team

Men cruise into tournament as top team

Andrew Holtan

February 28, 2018

The Summit League Tournament is finally here and the South Dakota State men’s basketball team is the No. 1 seed. The Jacks will face the Western Illinois Leathernecks at 6 p.m. March 3 in the first round of the tournament at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls. The Jacks (25-6, 13-1)...

Theisen steps up as role player, makes lasting impact on team

Theisen steps up as role player, makes lasting impact on team

Landon Dierks

February 28, 2018

Ian Theisen’s career at South Dakota State is coming to an end, but the effect he has had on the Jackrabbit men’s basketball program will not be forgotten. The senior forward from Osseo, Minnesota, started every game for the Jackrabbits as a sophomore, but has been the backup to Mike Daum for...