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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Jackrabbits blow by Mavericks behind Larson’s big night

Jackrabbits blow by Mavericks behind Larson’s big night

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2019


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OMAHA, Neb. — What a night it was for Tagyn Larson. The junior forward scored a career-high 27 points on 11-for-11 shooting, including 5-for-5 from 3-point range as the South Dakota State women ran away an 82-38 win over the University of Nebraska Omaha Wednesday night. SDSU (19-6, 11-1) con...

Women’s basketball travels to Omaha, Fargo

Women’s basketball travels to Omaha, Fargo

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


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With an opportunity to push its win streak to double-digits this week, the South Dakota State women’s basketball program has its focus on two away games against longtime rivals. SDSU (18-6, 10-1) was without starting forward Myah Selland, who was wearing a walking boot during last week’s game...

Four reach double figures, Jacks roll UND

Four reach double figures, Jacks roll UND

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 10, 2019


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Make it eight in a row for South Dakota State women’s basketball. Behind four individual double-digit scoring efforts, SDSU (18-6, 10-1) defeated North Dakota (10-15, 5-7) 81-58 Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena. In the win, the Jacks were down one usual starter, as sophomore forward Myah Sellan...

Jacks prepare for weekend clash with UND

Jacks prepare for weekend clash with UND

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2019


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Following back-to-back road wins last week, the South Dakota State women’s basketball team turns its focus to a showdown with the University of North Dakota. SDSU (17-6, 9-1) downed Denver 83-67 Jan. 31 then overcame an early deficit to defeat Oral Roberts 74-65 Feb. 2, but it wasn’t an easy r...

Strong second quarter pushes Jacks past Oral Roberts

Strong second quarter pushes Jacks past Oral Roberts

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

February 2, 2019


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TULSA, Okla. – Four double-digits scorers sparked the South Dakota State women’s basketball team to a 74-65 win over Oral Roberts.   Entering the second quarter, the Jackrabbits (17-6, 9-1) found themselves down 25 to 13. That wouldn’t last long. In the second quarter, SDSU outscored Oral Roberts (1...

Selland pushes Jacks past Pioneers

Selland pushes Jacks past Pioneers

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019


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Make it six in a row. Despite playing 21 minutes, it was Myah Selland’s 21-point performance that pushed South Dakota State Jackrabbits past the Denver Pioneers 83-68. It wasn’t just Selland who contributed to the scoring attack. Macy Miller (14 points) and Madison Guebert (13) were the o...