The Collegian

Miller joins WNBA team Seattle Storm

Miller joins WNBA team Seattle Storm

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under News

It’s official. Former South Dakota State women’s basketball standout Macy Miller is headed to the WNBA. Miller was taken by the defending champion Seattle Storm with the 36th and final pick in Wednesday’s draft, adding WBNA draft selection to her already lengthy list of accolades. However, ...

Miller, Daum leave lasting legacy at South Dakota State

Miller, Daum leave lasting legacy at South Dakota State

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports

Basketball at South Dakota State University during the past half-decade has been defined, largely, by the record-setting careers of two individuals: Macy Miller and Mike Daum. Their stories vary greatly and are well-chronicled. Miller was a known commodity. The guard came from Mitchell High Sc...

Women see historic season come to an end

Women see historic season come to an end

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Sports

It was a historic season that Jackrabbit players, coaches and fans won’t soon forget. As the clock hit zeroes at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Friday night, the most successful campaign in South Dakota State Division I basketball history — men’s or women’s — came to an end. T...

Who takes it?: A look at SDSU-Oregon

Who takes it?: A look at SDSU-Oregon

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. — Based solely on seeding, South Dakota State (the Portland region’s 6-seed) wasn’t supposed to be here, but it has earned its place among the household names this March. After chipping away at Quinnipiac’s second-ranked scoring defense and outpacing Syracuse’s 19th-ranked s...

Jacks, Ducks clash again for spot in Elite Eight

Jacks, Ducks clash again for spot in Elite Eight

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

Coach Aaron Johnston’s Jackrabbits have already made program history by advancing to the Sweet 16, but they’re looking to go deeper into the postseason. To do that, South Dakota State will have to get past a familiar opponent in Oregon, but avenging its December loss will be no easy task. The Du...

Jacks advance to first Sweet 16 in program history

Jacks advance to first Sweet 16 in program history

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Third time’s the charm. After falling just short of the Sweet 16 in two previous trips to the second round, South Dakota State used a late surge to power past Syracuse 75-64 Monday night and make program history. “To be honest, I’m on cloud nine right now,” said SDSU senior guard Macy Mill...

SDSU-Quinnipiac: What to watch for

SDSU-Quinnipiac: What to watch for

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...