Men’s Basketball: South Dakota @ Wyoming
Dakota State @ Trinity Bible
Michigan Tech @ Southwest Minnesota State
Women’s Basketball: South Dakota @ Northern Iowa
Western Illinois @ Missouri
St. Louis @ Missouri-Kansas City
Dakota State @ Trinity Bible
Volleyball: State High School Championships
Class AA – Rapid City Central High School
S.F. O’Gorman (20-2) vs. Watertown (9-14), 1 p.m.
S.F. Washington (21-5) vs. Mitchell (15-8), 2:45 p.m.
S.F. Roosevelt (21-5) vs. Huron (14-9), 7 p.m.
Aberdeen Central (19-2) vs. R.C. Stevens (15-12), 8:45 p.m.
Class A – Watertown Civic Arena
Belle Fourche (31-1) vs. Mobridge-Pollock (23-6), noon
Dakota Valley (26-3) vs. Wagner (30-3), 1:45 p.m.
Sioux Falls Christian (27-4) vs. Aberdeen Roncalli (23-5), 6 p.m.
Pine Ridge (31-1) vs. Sioux Valley (23-5), 7:45 p.m.
Class B – Mitchell Corn Palace
Lyman (16-12) vs. Parker (32-0), noon
Andes Central (29-3) vs. Arlington (30-5), 1:45 p.m.
Herried-Selby Area (28-2) vs. James Valley Christian (21-6), 6 p.m.
Warner (31-0) vs. Timber Lake (24-7), 7:45 p.m.
Equestrian: South Dakota State @ Horsemanship Challenge, Oklahoma City
SDSU WBB…South Dakota State fell behind early in its women’s basketball home opener and Creighton answered every Jackrabbit run en route to a 63-54 victory at Frost Arena.
Carli Tritz led four Creighton players in double figures with 13 points. Sarah Nelson, Mackenzie Fujan and Jasmin Corbin each finished with 11.
Megan Waytashek scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Jackrabbits. Gabby Boever tallied 10 points, with Ashley Eide and Katie Lingle each scoring nine. Lingle added a game-high nine rebounds to pace SDSU’s 39-32 advantage on the boards.
The Jackrabbits finished the game 17-of-50 from the field, 34 percent, with a 5-for-12 effort from behind the arc. At the line, SDSU made 15-of-21 attempts, 71.4 percent. The Jackrabbits also committed 20 turnovers.
SDSU WBB SIGNEES…Four high school standouts have signed national letters of intent with the Jackrabbit women’s basketball team.
• Tiffaney Flaata, 6-2, center, Savage, Minn. (Prior Lake High School);
• Clarissa Ober, 6-2, center, Glencoe, Minn. (Glencoe-Silver Lake High School);
• Chynna Stevens, 6-0, forward, Clark, S.D. (Clark-Willow Lake High School), and
• Kerri Young, 6-0, wing, Mitchell, S.D. (Mitchell High School).
Flaata nearly averaged a double-double during her junior season at Prior Lake High School, posting 10.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in earning all-South Suburban Conference honors.
Ober was an honorable mention all-state honoree and second-team all-Metro selection by the Minneapolis Star Tribune during her junior season, averaging 14.5 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and three assists per game.
Stevens enters her senior season at Clark-Willow Lake High School already having eclipsed the 1,000-point mark. A two-time all-state selection, Stevens earned first-team honors as a junior after receiving third-team recognition as a sophomore.
Young has been a three-time Class AA all-state selection at Mitchell High School, earning second team honors as a freshman and first-team recognition during her sophomore and junior seasons. In leading Mitchell to the 2012 state title, Young averaged 19.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Sheenters her senior season with 1,345 career points.
SDSU MBB SIGNEES…South Dakota State’s men’s basketball program has signed four players to national letters of intent:
• Anders Broman – 6-2, 186, G, Duluth, Minn. (Lakeview Christian Academy)
• Logan Doyle – 6-8, 208, F, Alexandria, Minn. (Jefferson Senior H.S.)
• Skyler Flatten – 6-5, 185, G, Clark, S.D. (Clark H.S.)
• Lane Severyn – 6-5, 200, G/F, Pierre, S.D. (T.F. Riggs H.S.)
Broman led the nation in scoring as a junior, when he averaged an astounding 42.3 points per game, adding 7.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists. Doyle earned an all-conference selection and multiple player of the week awards as a junior, when he averaged a double-double with 13.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Flatten averaged 20 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game for Cyclones as a junior captain. Severyn averaged 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during his junior season.
CREIGHTON SIGNINGS… Creighton has signed three men's basketball players to national letters of intent.
The Bluejays landed commitments from 6-foot-9 forward Zach Hanson of Pierre, S.D.; 6-6 guard Darian Harris of Springdale, Ark.; and 6-10 forward Toby Hegner of Berlin, Wis.
Hanson was named South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior at Riggs High School in Pierre after averaging 17 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks a game. Hanson is a two-time all-state pick and enters his fourth year on the varsity ranked third in school history in rebounds and seventh in scoring.
Harris averaged 23.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.7 rebounds for Shiloh Christian High School last season. Hegner averaged 16.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for Berlin High.
MEN’S BB…Derick Beltran scored 17 points and Jameel Grace scored 16, including two free throws with 9 seconds to play, as Southern University defeated South Dakota 83-79. South Dakota's Trevor Gruis led all players with 23 points and nine rebounds. Karim Rowson scored 19 points for the Coyotes.
Jaye Crockett scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Texas Tech to a 91-63 win over Nebraska-Omaha. Justin Simmons led the Mavericks with 13 points, and John Karhoff added 11 points and four rebounds.
Jerome Jones scored 26 points to help Southern Illinois-Edwardsville win its home opener, defeating Western Illinois 62-50.
Aaron Anderson scored 18 points and North Dakota breezed to an 87-51 win over Crown College of Minnesota.
WOMEN’S BB…The IUPUI women's basketball team fought all the way back and had an opportunities to tie the game in the final minute, but the Jags couldn't capitalize on their opportunity and dropped a 75-71 decision to Wright State. DeAirra Goss led IUPUI with 22 points.
USD FB…The USD versus SDSU football rivalry resumes Saturday after a nine-year hiatus. Kickoff is at 2:00pm at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, with a 1:00pm pre-game show on the Ranch 910AM.
Coyotes head coach Joe Glenn’s familiar with intrastate rivalries, having coached in the Montana-Montana State series. He says games between the in-state rivals should be played. 97637 :21 “a great game”.
The Coyote defense has struggled against the run – Glenn says the Jacks present a challenge. 97638 :37 “hang in there”.
But the Jacks defense has had issues with mobile quarterbacks, which USD has.