SDSU MBB…Jordan Dykstra scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Cody Larson had 13 points and 12 boards as South Dakota State defeated Southwest Minnesota State 83-62 on Monday.
The Jackrabbits shot 52.5 percent with Brayden Carlson getting 16 points, Chad White 13 and Anders Broman 10 off the bench.
Dykstra says the Jacks needed the victory: 97621 :15 "takes off soon".
The Mustangs were led by reserve Dole Martin with 11 points. They struggled shooting, making just 24 of 72 shots, including 3 of 18 from 3-point range.
South Dakota State had a 48-37 rebounding advantage and shot 53 percent from the field.
After an early 6-6 tie the Jackrabbits used a 15-0 run to take control. The Mustangs cut the margin to 37-29 at the half and got it down to four but a 12-1 run put the lead in double figures for the remainder of the game.
Head coach Scott Nagy says any win is good, but he’s frustrated: 97622 :24 "and we will".
The Jacks visit Texas Tech Thursday – Dykstra says SDSU’s played some high-caliber teams. 97623 :11 "be all right".
Nagy wants the team to play up to its potential: 97624 :18 "of the problem".
South Dakota State’s Scott Nagy.
PALUCH POW…South Dakota State guard Steph Paluch was named The Summit League Player of the Week, after helping South Dakota State to a 2-1 record this past week.
Paluch averaged 16 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. She shot 66.7 percent from the field, 70 percent from three-point range and 71.4 percent from the free-throw line.
In a 68-63 loss at Creighton Nov. 12, Paluch led the team in scoring with a season-best 17 points. She was 8 of 9 from the field, including a perfect 5 for 5 in the first half.
Paluch scored 15 second-half points in the 86-80 win over Georgetown Nov. 15, and in the victory over Northern Iowa Nov. 17, she led the Jackrabbits with 16 points, including a career-tying four three-pointers.
For the season, Paluch leads South Dakota State in scoring (13.8) and is second in assists (2.8). She is shooting 57.1 percent from the field, 53.8 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the foul line.
MUSSMAN OUT AT UND…University of North Dakota football coach Chris Mussman has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.
Athletic Director Brian Faison made the announcement Monday.
Mussman recently completed his sixth season as head football coach at UND with a career record of 31-34. He joined the UND coaching staff as the offensive line coach in 1999. Mussman was elevated to offensive coordinator in 2001 and took over as the head coach prior to the 2008 season.
Before arriving at North Dakota, Mussman spent eight seasons at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mussman was a four-year letterwinner and starting offensive lineman at Iowa State, serving as a team captain in 1990.
Faison added that a national search for a new head coach will being immediately.
USF COACHING CHANGES…University of Sioux Falls head football coach Jed Stugart has announced two changes on his staff.
Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Robert Tucker has been relieved of his coaching duties at the school, and offensive line coach Casey Meile has been named the school’s Dean of Students, leaving the football coaching staff.
Stugart says the Cougar defense underperformed this past season. He says the search for a replacement has begun, and that there is no timetable for naming a replacement.
Meile has wanted to move into higher education administration. Athletic director Kevin Hesser says everyone who worked with Meile recognizes his talents, organizational skills, and attention to detail, and says those qualities will serve him well in his new post.
ALL-ESD VB…The All-ESD Conference volleyball team has been announced – two Brookings players are on the list.
All-ESD Conference Team
Brianna Kusler, Aberdeen Central; Taylin Alm, Mitchell; Kaitlyn Severyn, Pierre; Asia King, Huron; Halee Allerdings, Huron; Taylor Murtha, Brandon Valley; Maddie Goetz, Aberdeen Central; Macy Denzer, Watertown; Alyssa Tvedt, Brookings; Emma Schmidt, Mitchell; Kelly McCarty, Huron; Becky Frick, Yankton.
Bridget White, Aberdeen Central; Meggie Hanson, Aberdeen Central; Lexi Hoover, Brandon Valley; Hannah Stensrud, Brandon Valley; Sara Tvedt, Brookings; Jordan Beiswanger, Harrisburg; Samantha Slaughter, Harrisburg; Hailey Axtell, Harrisburg; Sidney Neugebauer, Mitchell; Carly Joe Schroer, Pierre; Whitney King, Pierre; Megan Pfeifer, Watertown; McKenzie Werner, Watertown.
STATE VB PAIRINGS…Here are the pairings for the state high school volleyball tournaments that begin Thursday.
State AA @ Mitchell
Noon: #1 Sioux Falls O’Gorman (20-1) vs. #8 Rapid City Central (12-15)
1:45pm: #4 Sioux Falls Washington (18-6) vs. #5 Aberdeen Central (18-4)
6:00pm: #3 Huron (18-4) vs. #6 Rapid City Stevens (20-11)
7:45pm: #2 Sioux Falls Roosevelt (25-8) vs. #7 Watertown (13-10)
State A @ Aberdeen
Noon: No. 1 Belle Fourche (29-3) vs. No. 8 Sioux Valley (19-11)
1:45pm: No. 4 Winner (25-3) vs. No. 5 Wagner (26-6)
6:00pm: No. 3 S.F. Christian (23-2) vs. No. 6 Pine Ridge (27-3)
7:45pm: No. 2 Dakota Valley (23-2) vs. No. 7 Sisseton (20-6)
State B @ Huron
Noon: No. 1 Warner (30-1) vs. No. 8 Herreid-Selby Area (20-11)
1:45pm: No. 4 Alcester-Hudson vs. No. 5 Harding County (26-5)
6:00pm: No. 3 Chester Area (26-2) vs. No. 6 Lyman (24-8)
7:45pm: No. 2 Arlington (31-1) vs. No. 7 Kimball-White Lake (19-7)
SUMMIT VB PAIRINGS…First-round pairings have been announced for the Summit League volleyball championship, which begins Friday at Indianapolis:
4:30 p.m. – Match One: (3) South Dakota vs. (6) Western Illinois
7 p.m. – Match Two: (4) Fort Wayne vs. (5) North Dakota State
4:30 p.m. – Match Three: (2) Denver vs. Winner Match One
7 p.m. – Match Four: (1) IUPUI vs. Winner Match Two
2 p.m. – Championship Match: Winner Match Three vs. Winner Match Four
SDSU-USD FOOD DRIVE…South Dakota State and University of South Dakota fans donated more than 17 tons of food that will be distributed through food banks and pantries.
In the week leading up to Saturday's matchup between the two football teams, fans filled barrels of donated food at nine Hy-Vee grocery stores in Sioux Falls, Brookings and Vermillion.
The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council says Jackrabbit fans donated 18,747 pounds and Coyote supporters gave 16,613 pounds. The food will provide more than 29,000 meals.
SDSU won the game 27-12.
NSIC FB BIDS…The Northern Sun Conference will have three of the six teams in Super Region #3 as Minnesota State, Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State were all awarded football playoff bids.
Minnesota State-Mankato will host the winner of the Henderson State (AK) versus St. Cloud State game – that contest will be November 30th. Henderson and St. Cloud will play this Saturday in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Minnesota-Duluth will host Emporia State Saturday to open the post-season.
Northwest Missouri State is the top seed and received a first round bye.
SW MINN ST BOWL BID…The Southwest Minnesota State football team will continue its season for one more game as the Mustangs will play in the 48th Mineral Water Bowl Dec. 7 in Excelsior Springs, MO. SMSU will face Pittsburg State (Kan.) from the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association with kickoff slated for 12 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
It's the first-ever bowl appearance for SMSU and just the third postseason game in the program's 46-year history. SMSU lost its previous two postseason games, 49-7 at home to Mesa State (Colo.) in the first round of the 1987 NAIA playoffs and 35-6 at Carson-Newman (Tenn.) in the first round of the 1990 NAIA playoffs.
KROGMAN HONORED…Basketball players Rachel Krogman and Trent Zomer have been named the Northern State Athletes of the Week for their performances this past week. Each week, two athletes are honored for their efforts on the field of play. Nominees must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify.
Krogman, an Elkton native, averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds in Northern's victories over South Dakota Mines and Black Hills State over the weekend. In the Wolves' 51-35 win over Mines, Krogman registered her first double-double of the season as she scored a game-high 15 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds in the win.
NCAA TV…College basketball fans will choose from three different television broadcasts of the NCAA semifinals this season.
The games' main home will be on TBS on April 5. But TNT will offer coverage from the perspective of one of the teams for each matchup, and truTV the other.
Turner Sports said Monday the broadcasts will have separate commentator crews and additional camera angles.
This is the fourth year of CBS and Turner Sports' deal to share the NCAA tournament, with games spread across CBS and the three Turner channels. The semifinals will be on cable for the first time. The championship game will remain on CBS in 2014.
The networks' plans were first reported by SportsBusiness Journal.