NBA Draft Blog Interview with Jordan Dykstra

In many ways, the pre-draft process is a battle for recognition for many players who have all had successful college careers, but for some reason or another, they didn’t get the notice they probably deserved.  South Dakota State’s Jordan Dykstra is fighting to be noticed now, and the teams that do notice him will soon learn just how strong a player he really is. Dykstra finished...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

IU women fall in WNIT quarterfinals

The Indiana women's basketball team won three postseason games in the WNIT and came within one game of making the WNIT Final 4. Instead, the Hoosiers came out on the losing end Sunday of a 76-64 loss to South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D. Alexis Gassion (pictured) tied a career high with 22 points in the loss.
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

IU plays South Dakota State today

Indiana will be looking for its fourth victory in postseason play of the season today when it faces South Dakota State in the WNIT quarterfinals in Brookings, S.D. The Jacks are 2-0 against Big Ten competition this season with wins over Penn State in non conference play and Minnesota Thursday night in the WNIT.
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota fires women's basketball coach Borton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has fired basketball coach Pam Borton a day after a loss to South Dakota State in the women's NIT.
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: IU ties single-season wins record

Thursday evening, the Hoosiers tied the program record with 21-wins in a single season, a mark that had been reached four times before. IU now moves on to the quarterfinals of the WNIT with a chance to set the all-time single-season program wins record Sunday at South Dakota State.
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays Top Tigers, Travel to SDSU in WNIT

After beating Mizzou, Jim Flanery's squad will face South Dakota State in round two.
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

South Dakota State defeats Denver 78-69

Brayden Carlson scored 22 points and Jordan Dykstra added 19 as South Dakota State defeated Denver 78-69 on Thursday night. Dykstra, in grabbing eight rebounds, became the third Jackrabbit in SDSU history to surpass 1,500 points and 800 rebounds in his career. Cody Larson added 16 points for SDSU (17-11, 9-4 Summit League) while Chad White added 11 points and Jake Bittle a career...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

South Dakota St runs past W Illinois late, 62-50

Jordan Dykstra scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and grabbed 13 rebounds as South Dakota State ran away from Western Illinois for a 62-50 win Saturday night. Dykstra tied the game at 28 with 15:30 left and Jake Bittle gave the Jackrabbits the lead on back-to-back jumpers to spark a 13-4 run that put South Dakota State in charge with a 41-32 lead. Bittle finishd with...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Dakota St. pulls away from Nebraska-Omaha 77-60

Cody Larson and Jake Bittle each scored 16 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead South Dakota State o a 77-60 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday night. Trailing by a point early in the first period, South Dakota State (15-10, 7-3 Summit League) took control with a 12-3 run capped by a Larson layup that made it 24-16 with 10:52 to go in the half, and never trailed again. The...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Dakota St. routs IUPUI 83-59, wins 4th straight

Jordan Dykstra scored 17 points as South Dakota State won its fourth straight with an 83-59 victory over IUPUI on Saturday. South Dakota State (14-10, 6-3 Summit League) built a 42-27 halftime advantage and led by as many as 31 in the second half en route to its ninth straight win over IUPUI (5-21, 0-9). Brayden Carlson added 14 points and Cody Larson had 13 for South Dakota State...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs set sights on another Summit title

UNO arrived well ahead of schedule last year, as Ryan Keele’s dramatic walk-off homer against South Dakota State clinched the Summit League’s regular-season title on the final weekend of the league season. But that was the Mavericks’ final weekend. They, even now, still have two years left before being eligible for the postseason as part of their transition to Division I....
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Dakota St. edges S. Dakota 70-68

Jake Bittle had a crucial steal and then sank a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left as South Dakota State hung on for a 70-68 win over South Dakota on Saturday. Leading 67-59 with just under 4 minutes to play, South Dakota State (12-10, 4-3 Summit League) had to hold off South Dakota down the stretch as its advantage shrunk to 68-66 with 1:10 to go. Bittle turned it around...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dykstra, South Dakota State edge Denver 74-73

Jordan Dykstra scored 18 points, including eight points in the final 17 seconds, as South Dakota State edged Denver 74-73 on Thursday. South Dakota State (11-10, 3-3 Summit League) used a late rally to win, as Dykstra hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to bring the Jackrabbits within 71-69. After a Cody Larson steal, Dykstra hit another 3 with 14 seconds remaining to give the...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska-Omaha defeats South Dakota State 80-71

Marcus Tyus scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half as Nebraska-Omaha rolled to an 80-71 victory Saturday over South Dakota State. Tyus scored Nebraska-Omaha's first seven points to give the Mavericks a 7-6 lead, and they led the rest of the way. South Dakota State could only pull within four points, 48-44 with 13:02 remaining. Nebraska-Omaha had an 11-point lead twice...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

South Dakota St. beats Western Illinois 64-55

Jordan Dykstra scored 20 points and Brayden Carlson added 16 as South Dakota State jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in a 64-55 victory over Western Illinois on Thursday night. The Jackrabbits (10-8, 2-1 Summit) started the game with eight straight points, and went ahead 34-27 at the half. They opened up the second half on a 7-0 run and led by as many as 15 points after...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dan Kruger, OL, Northern Iowa

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dan Kruger, OL, Northern Iowa Dan Kruger played and started in all games on the offensive line and was named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against South Dakota State.  He contributed in creating holes in the defensive line for David Johnson and Carlos Anderson who combined for […]The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Jacobo leads IPFW past South Dakota St. 82-75

Luis Jacobo tied a season high by scoring 24 points to lead Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne past South Dakota State 82-75 Saturday night. Pierre Bland's layup with 12:51 left gave IPFW (14-5, 2-0 Summit League) a 57-56 lead and sparked an 8-0 run by the Mastodons, who wouldn't trail again. Chad White hit a 3-point shot with 3:22 remaining, pulling South Dakota State (9-8, 1-1...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

South Dakota State closes out IUPUI, 86-70

Jordan Dykstra scored 26 points and Cody Larson added another 22 as South Dakota State opened Summit League play with an 86-70 win over Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Thursday night. Khufu Najee drilled a 3-pointer with 3:14 left to play to cut the South Dakota State lead to three, 73-70, but Dykstra answered with a layup with 2:55 left and was fouled by Donovan...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

George Marshall to play at South Dakota State

(Photo courtesy Associated Press) When news came out during the Marquette game that George Marshall was transferring, it wasn't that much of a surprise. He missed much of the season due to a concussion and when he returned his minutes weren't there as Josh Gasser was back and Bronson Koenig had impressed. Now's he's found a place to play. Recent reports have...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Dakota State routed 94-51 by No. 2 Notre Dame

A bad start got worse very quickly for South Dakota State. It began with three fouls on No. 2 Notre Dame's first possession of the game. Less than 3 minutes in, three Jackrabbits starters were on the bench. Two minutes later, they were down by double digits, and would not recover in a 94-51 rout Thursday night. ''That was definitely a body blow there,'' South...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

South Dakota State rallies to beat UMKC 65-60

Brayden Carlson scored 20 points Saturday night and South Dakota State rallied to beat UMKC 65-60. UMKC (3-9) jumped to a 10-2 lead, but South Dakota State (8-7) clawed back and Carlson hit two 3-pointers to give the Jackrabbits a 28-25 lead. UMKC's Frank Williams Jr. replied with a jumper, sparking an 8-2 run and the Kangaroos led 33-30 at halftime. Connor Devine tied it at...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

South Dakota State beats North Dakota 77-70

Brayden Carlson scored 22 points and Cody Larson added 21 on Saturday and South Dakota State held off a North Dakota surge to win 77-70. Troy Huff opened with a dunk for North Dakota (3-7), but Larson hit a jumper, layup and free throw to put the Jackrabbits (7-7) ahead 7-2, and Anders Broman hit back-to-back 3-pointers to boost the lead to 19-10. But North Dakota came back with...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

South Dakota State beats Wayne (Neb.) 75-56

Jordan Dykstra scored 18 points and Cody Larson and Brayden Carlson 16 apiece as South Dakota State defeated Wayne State (Neb.) 75-56 on Wednesday night. The Jackrabbits (6-7) made a season-high 60 percent of their shots with a 27-of-45 performance, scoring 40 points in the paint to just 16 for the Division II Wildcats. The Jackrabbits never trailed, leading 49-33 at the half and...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

South Dakota State upsets Belmont 85-72

Brayden Carlson scored 20 and Jake Bittle added a career-high 19 points to lead South Dakota State to an 85-72 upset over visiting Belmont on Saturday. The victory was big for South Dakota State (5-7) as it came against a Belmont squad that entered the game with its daily RPI of 22 and a victory over No. 18 North Carolina on its resume. The Jackrabbits opened the second half shooting...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

South Dakota St. defeats No. 12 Penn St. 83-79

Megan Waytashek and Steph Paluch scored 18 points apiece as South Dakota State defeated No. 12 Penn State 83-79 despite squandering a 20-point halftime lead Wednesday night. The Jackrabbits (7-4) had a 23-point lead when Paluch opened the second half with a 3 and were up 21 with 14:39 left when a Dara Tayler three-point play started a 10-0 for Penn State. The lead was still in double...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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