TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4:
Men’s Basketball: South Dakota State @ Minnesota (Live on the Ranch 910AM @ 6:30)
Women’s Basketball: Eastern Michigan @ South Dakota State (Live on B93.7 FM @ 6:30pm)
Girls’ Basketball: Mitchell @ Brandon Valley
Deuel @ Elkton-Lake Benton
Sioux Valley @ DeSmet
Chester @ Flandreau
Canton @ FIS
Sioux Falls Christian @ Dell Rapids
Tri-Valley @ Lennox
Lake Preston @ Castlewood
Great Plains Lutheran @ Florence/Henry
Dells St. Mary’s @ Garretson
Canistota @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
Wrestling: Sioux Valley, Howard, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton @ Tri-Valley Quadrangular, 5:00pm
Garretson @ Elk Point-Jefferson
SUMMIT POW…Western Illinois’ Ceola Clark is the Summit League men’s basketball player of the week.
Clark III scored the game-winner as time expired as part of a 20-point performance at South Dakota. He also added four assists, three rebounds and two steals while shooting 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from the field and 50 percent (4-of-8) from three-point range. Two days later at Kansas City, Clark III scored a career-high 27 points in WIU’s victory. In that contest, he also shot 61.5 percent (8-of-13) and improved to 62.5 percent (5-of-8) while dishing out four assists without committing a turnover. For the week, Clark III averaged 23.5 points, 4.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals with just one turnover during that span. He shot 61.5 percent from the field (16-of-26), connected on 56.3 of his three-point attempts (9-of-16) and converted all six free throws.
MEN’S TOP 25… Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Look all the way to the bottom and you won't see Kentucky's name for the first time since John Calipari became coach of the Wildcats.
The Hoosiers (8-0) received 45 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel, two fewer than last week.
Duke (8-0) for the second straight week had the other first-place votes.
Kentucky (4-3) lost to Notre Dame and Baylor last week, the latter a loss that snapped the Wildcats' 55-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation. Kentucky had been ranked in the last 61 polls, 11 of those weeks at No. 1.
Syracuse was fourth followed by Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Gonzaga.
WOMEN’S TOP 25… Stanford remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut.
The Cardinal had 22 first-place votes Monday, and UConn had 17. Baylor received the other one. Stanford easily won its two games this week, routing UC Davis and Gonzaga.
Duke and Notre Dame are fourth and fifth. The Irish host the Lady Bears on Wednesday night in a rematch of last season's NCAA championship game. UConn hosts ninth-ranked Maryland on Monday night.
The Irish are followed by Georgia, Kentucky and Louisville. Penn State fell four spots to 10th after losing to Miami. The Hurricanes re-entered the poll at No. 23. Florida State also came into the Top 25 at No. 24.
St. John's and West Virginia fell out. The Red Storm, who were 17th last week, lost to Boston University on Saturday.
RANGER GIRLS…The Brookings girls’ varsity hockey team swept Oahe over the weekend, winning Sunday 3-2 after posting a 6-2 win on Saturday.
Hallie Theodosopoulos had two goals and an assist Sunday, while Jade Chasing Hawk scored a goal and Madie Zerse had an assist.
Saturday, Theodosopoulos had three goals…Sierra Winter a goal and two assists…and Lexi Koenig and Chasing Hawk a goal apiece. Klara Beinhorn, Amy Munsterman and Ashley Rennich each recorded assists.
Brookings outshot Oahe 115-to-33 on the weekend. Devyn Prodoehl was the winning goaltender in each game.
AUGIE FB COACH… Augustana College in South Dakota has named 3 finalists for its vacant head football coach position.
They are Missouri S&T head coach David Brown II, former Colorado State quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Daren Wilkinson, and St. Olaf College head coach Jerry Olszewski (ohl-ZOO'-skee).
The finalists will go through on-campus interviews this week.
Augustana fired head coach Mike Aldrich last month after a 5-6 season.
MILES TO GEORGIA STATE…Trent Miles, who engineered a turnaround in five seasons at Indiana State University, will be the new head football coach at Georgia State University.
A former assistant coach at Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington, Miles takes over following the retirement of Bill Curry, the program's head coach since its inception in 2008. After completing its third season of play in 2012, Georgia State moves to the Sun Belt Conference in 2013, which will mark the second and final year of the program's transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
Despite taking over a struggling Indiana State program that had won just one game in the three seasons before his arrival in 2008, Miles has led the Sycamores to winning records the last three years.