TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13:
Men’s Basketball: Tennesee State @ South Dakota State, 7:00pm (Live on Ranch 910AM @ 6:30)
SUMMIT MBB…Trey Burke scored 22 points and Glenn Robinson III added 21, leading No. 5 Michigan to a 91-54 victory over IUPUI on Monday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Purdue transfer John Hart scored 15 points for IUPUI (1-1).
Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Remy Abell added a career-high 14 to lead No. 1 Indiana past pesky North Dakota State 87-61. North Dakota State was led by Marshall Bjorklund with 16 points and Mike Felt with 11.
WOLTERS POW… South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters earned The Summit League's initial Men's Basketball Player of the Week award after a 30-point effort in the season-opener at Alabama. The honor is the ninth of Wolters' career, tying him for the second-highest total on record.
Wolters effort came against an Alabama defense that ranked ninth nationally last season in scoring. He made a career-high five three-pointers on six attempts and converted 10-of-15 field goals and all five free throw attempts. Wolters added three assists, three steals and three rebounds while playing all 40 minutes.
SUMMIT WBB…Forward Kim Nezianya led the Kansas City women's basketball team with 11 rebounds and 23 points, including five straight with the 'Roos trailing by one and less than two minutes to play, as the Kangaroos knocked off Southeast Missouri State 69-64.
The Omaha women's basketball team knocked off North Carolina A&T 58-44. Paige Frauendorfer led the Mavericks with 15 points and eight rebounds.
Olivia Nash had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Annemarie Hamlet scored 20 as Oakland won, 70-60 over American.
ALL-ESD VB…The All-ESD Conference volleyball team has been announced. On the honor squad are Lauren McCafferty, Amanda Tobin, Samantha Knecht and Kelsey Hannigan from Aberdeen Central, Kelsey Fitzgerald and Mikayla Hora of Yankton, Mack Rief of Brookings, Katelyn Allerdings from Huron, Taylin Alm and Megan Farnham of Mitchell, Allie Koehn from Brandon Valley and Kaitlyn Farnham of Pierre.
Honorable mentions are Amelia Miller and Emily Johnson (Brookings), Ashtin McClemans and Emily Pengilly (Watertown), Taylar Rotert and MaKayla Goergen (Huron), Kendra Morgan, Emma Schmidt and Kerri Young (Mitchell), Emme Sumner and Taylor Murtha (Brandon Valley) and Meggie Hanson (Aberdeen Central).
SUMMIT VB…The Summit League volleyball tournament starts Friday in Fargo, with top-seed IUPUI going against Missouri-Kansas City, and two-seed IPFW against Oakland.
SDSU head coach Phil McDaniel wouldn’t be surprised to see an all-Indiana final. 97621 :15 “to get there”.
The Jackrabbits just missed the four-team field – McDaniel expects it’ll be a six-team tourney next year. 97622 :18 “six next year”.
McDaniel says SDSU fell short of its goal of making the field. 97623 :17 “have pulled out”.
Also missing – North Dakota State. McDaniel says it’s the first time the Bison haven’t qualified since moving to Division I.
MVFC PLAYOFFS…North Dakota State could settle the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs with a win Saturday against Illinois State. The Redbirds, however, could make a mess of things.
South Dakota State hosts South Dakota Saturday – associate commissioner Mike Kern doesn’t see a scenario where the Jacks would miss the playoffs with a win. 97624 :37 “at-large selection”.
An Illinois State win could create a four-way tie for the automatic bid – Kern thinks the league deserves four bids. 97625 :34 “the Big Ten”.
Kern says Youngstown can’t be overlooked if they win Saturday – he says their win over Pitt won’t be taken lightly by the selection committee.
If there’s a four-way tie, the Gridiron Power Index comes into play. 97626 :36 “twenty-team field”.
The field expands next year to 24 teams.
BCS PLAYOFFS…The new college football postseason system will have six games as originally planned, but now a spot in the marquee bowls will be reserved for the best team from a group five conferences that includes the Big East.
The tweak to the postseason format that will start in 2014 was made Monday during a meeting of conference commissioners and university presidents.
In September, a proposal was put forth to add a seventh game to the format that would match the best team from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference against a team from the Pac-12 or Big 12.
But ultimately that plan was dumped, and instead an automatic spot was created to give those conferences access to the top games.
USD SHIRT SWAP… The University of South Dakota's College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a T-shirt swap ahead of next weekend's football matchup between the Coyotes and the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits.
The college is encouraging students, faculty and staff to donate any item of SDSU apparel in any condition in exchange for a new red USD T-shirt.
All of the old SDSU clothing will be recycled and returned to the SDSU campus before the game by the Department of Military Science.
Dean Matthew Moen says it's an effort to promote USD's new sustainability major in a light-hearted way while finding a good home for SDSU apparel.
USD travels to Brookings to face SDSU on Nov. 17 for the team's first football matchup in nine years.
RANGERS COACH…The Brookings Rangers boys’ varsity hockey team is preparing for the new season with a new man in charge.
Jesse Rounds stepped down after last season to pursue other opportunities. BISA president Todd Stratmoen says a Minnesota native – Joe Larson – has been given the job. 97627 :26 “Joe on board”.
Stratmoen says the Brookings Blizzard staff provided helpful advice during the selection process.
The Rangers will host a couple of big events. The Senior Showcase features the top high school senior players across the state. And the state tournament will come to Larson Ice Center in March.
AP TOP 25… The opening weekend of the 2012-13 college basketball season did little to change The Associated Press' Top 25.
Led by Indiana and Louisville, the first seven teams in the initial regular-season poll were the same as the preseason Top 25. The Hoosiers (1-0) were again a solid No. 1, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Louisville (1-0) was No. 1 on 18 ballots.
Kentucky (1-0), which received one first-place vote, was third, followed by Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina State and Kansas.
Syracuse and Duke swapped places at eighth and ninth and Florida again rounded out the top 10.
The only newcomer to the poll is Connecticut (1-0), which jumped in at No. 23 after beating then-No. 14 Michigan State (0-1) in a game played in Germany. Florida State (0-1), which lost 76-71 to South Alabama, dropped out from 25th.
WOMEN’S TOP 25… Baylor is again the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll.
The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday after routing Lamar. The top five teams remained unchanged with UConn, Duke, Stanford and Maryland following Baylor.
The Lady Bears have a busy week ahead. They host No. 6 Kentucky on Tuesday before heading to Hawaii to play in the Rainbow Wahine Classic. Baylor will face the fourth-ranked Cardinal on Friday in a rematch of a national semifinal game from last season.
Texas jumped into the rankings at No. 19 after beating then-No. 14 St. John's. The Red Storm fell to 20th. Georgetown also entered the poll at No. 25 after knocking off then-No. 11 Delaware. The Blue Hens, who fell to 17th, are missing star Elena Delle Donne, who is dealing with symptoms of Lyme disease.
Georgia Tech and DePaul dropped out of the poll.
NCAA TOURNEY… The NCAA tournament is returning to Madison Square Garden in 2014.
The NCAA announced the arena will host the East Regional for the first time in 53 years. The Garden hosted 71 NCAA tourney games from 1943-61. The other regional sites in 2014 will be Anaheim, Calif., Indianapolis and Memphis, Tenn.
The second and third-round sites in 2014 will be Buffalo, N.Y.; Milwaukee; Orlando, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; San Antonio; San Diego; Spokane, Wash.; and St. Louis. The Final Four will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles and Syracuse, N.Y. will be the regional sites in 2015. The second and third-round sites in 2015 are Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Omaha, Neb.; Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore; and Seattle. The Final Four will be held in Indianapolis.
First-round games will continue to be played in Dayton, Ohio, both years.
RODEO DEATH…A Missouri man died after being critically injured during the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Rodeo officials said J.D. Jones, 25, of Goodman, Mo., died after an accident at the saddle bronc riding competition Saturday night.
According to rodeo spokeswoman Perse Hooper, Jones got stuck after his foot slipped through a stirrup. The horse fell on him and eventually had to be euthanized for internal bleeding and a broken pelvis.