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SDSU-Quinnipiac: What to watch for

SDSU-Quinnipiac: What to watch for

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2019


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The 2019 NCAA Tournament journey begins for the South Dakota State women’s basketball team Saturday morning in Syracuse, New York. SDSU’s 26-6 campaign was rewarded with the 6-seed in the Portland region (a program-best seed in the Big Dance), but don’t expect the Jackrabbits’ high seed giv...

Jacks draw Quinnipiac in NCAA Tournament first round

Jacks draw Quinnipiac in NCAA Tournament first round

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 18, 2019


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NCAA Tournament brackets have been revealed and South Dakota State is headed east. The Jackrabbits earned a 6-seed in this year’s field and will play their first-round game in Syracuse, New York, against Quinnipiac University. Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac (26-6) earned its spot in the field by w...

Champs again: SDSU downs USD

Champs again: SDSU downs USD

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2019


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Macy Miller became the all-time leading scorer in Summit League history and led South Dakota State to its ninth title in 11 seasons with a 83-71 win over South Dakota. If anyone thought South Dakota State (26-6) or South Dakota (28-6) weren’t going to go all-out for the Summit League tournament ...

Jacks earn trip to Summit League Finals

Jacks earn trip to Summit League Finals

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Methodical. Determined. Dominant. Any of these could be used to describe South Dakota State’s 86-55 romp over Oral Roberts in the Summit League women’s semifinals Monday afternoon at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. “Congratulations to [SDSU coach] Aaron [Johnston] and the outstanding team that h...

Women Jackrabbits dominate in first Summit League game

Women Jackrabbits dominate in first Summit League game

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

If there were any questions whether South Dakota State women’s basketball could carry its momentum from the regular season into the Summit League Tournament, they were dispelled early Saturday afternoon. SDSU dominated Purdue Fort Wayne 88-50 in the quarterfinal round, extending its win streak t...

Summit League women’s bracket predictions

Summit League women’s bracket predictions

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Summit League kicks off today. Sports Reporter Landon Dierks gives you his Summit League predictions for the women’s bracket. Quarterfinal matchups: No. 1 South Dakota State (23-6, 15-1) and No. 8 Purdue Fort Wayne (7-21, 3-13) 12 p.m. Saturday, March 9 South Dakota State looked like one o...

Beyond Basketball: SDSU women’s team values players

Beyond Basketball: SDSU women’s team values players

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

Winning and South Dakota State women’s basketball have gone hand-in-hand for nearly two decades. While numerous Jackrabbit standouts have come and gone, one constant remains — head coach Aaron Johnston. In his 19 seasons at SDSU, Johnston has compiled a career record of 464-155 (as of March 4, 2019) and c...

Jacks dominate WIU, claim Summit League crown

Jacks dominate WIU, claim Summit League crown

Landon Dierks, Reporter

March 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

Last weekend’s overtime win against rival South Dakota put South Dakota State women’s basketball in position to do what it has been unable to for the past five years. With a 100-62 win over Western Illinois, the Jackrabbits claimed their first regular season Summit League title since 2013-14 a...

SDSU completes second-half comeback, downs USD in overtime

SDSU completes second-half comeback, downs USD in overtime

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

Early January’s double-overtime thriller between South Dakota State and South Dakota was an instant classic. Sunday’s rematch proved to be a worthy encore. South Dakota State (22-6, 14-1) came back from a double-digit deficit to knock off No. 23 South Dakota (24-4, 12-2) 82-78 in overtime. ...

Jacks, ‘Yotes meet for top spot in Summit

Jacks, ‘Yotes meet for top spot in Summit

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 22, 2019


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Round two. The stage is set as Summit League Tournament seeding and the conference regular season title will likely be decided during the South Dakota Showdown Series on Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. With a win, South Dakota State would be one win away from its first regular season Summit League title ...

Larson, SDSU down Mastodons

Larson, SDSU down Mastodons

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Fueled by another efficient game from Tagyn Larson, the South Dakota State women cruised to a 92-68 win over Purdue Fort Wayne Wednesday night at Frost Arena. SDSU (21-6, 13-1) secured the lead early and led for 39:47, which extended the Jackrabbits’ winning streak to 11 games ahead of Sunday’s rema...