THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29:
Men’s Basketball: Nebraska-Omaha @ North Dakota State
IUPUI @ Missouri-Kansas City
Western Illinois @ South Dakota
Women’s Basketball: Idaho State @ South Dakota
IUPUI @ Eastern Illinois
IPFW @ Southern Illinois
SDSU MBB…For the second time in 12 days, Chad White hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to give South Dakota State a victory as the Jackrabbits defeated North Dakota 71-70.
South Dakota State trailed by four points with just over a minute remaining, but Tony Fiegen's layup got it with a basket, and White's shot from behind the arc was the difference. White finished with nine points on three 3-pointers, and Jordan Dykstra and Nate Wolters had 21 points each for the Jackrabbits. Wolters had five rebounds, six assists and five steals.
Josh Schuler scored 13 points and Jamal Webb and Mitch Wilmer had 11 each for North Dakota (1-4).
In a game featuring eight ties and 14 lead changes, Webb missed the front end of a one-and-one for North Dakota with 12 seconds left, and South Dakota State moved the ball to its end, where Brayden Carlson's pass set up White's shot.
MEN’S BB…Freshman Kendall Knorr scored 15 points as Navy pulled away from IPFW 54-49. Brandon Venturini added 11 points and Worth Smith 10 for the Midshipmen. Isaiah McCray led IPFW with 10 points.
SDSU WBB…Arlesia Morse scored nine of her game-high 23 points in overtime, leading Marquette to a 77-74 victory over South Dakota State.
Brooklyn Pumroy ended the night with 17 points, while Katherine Plouffe contributed eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds for Marquette.
Ashley Eide led the Jackrabbits with 21 points, connecting on 4-of-7 from long range. Megan Waytashek scored 17 points, while Heiser’s dozen off the bench were a season high. Leah Dietel finished with seven points and team-high six rebounds.
SDSU continues its homestand Saturday afternoon, hosting Middle Tennessee State in the front end of a doubleheader at 4 p.m. The 2003 NCAA Division II national championship team will be honored at halftime.
BHS GYMNASTICS…Brookings edged Huron 130.85 to 130.75 Tuesday night in the gymnastics season opener in Huron.
The Bobcat J-V also posted a 122-97 win over the Tigers.
Individual event results:
BEAM: 1st-Casey Johnson, Brookings, 8.2; T2nd-Sarah Mittan, Danielle Bachar, Corah Ivers, Doha Mohamed, 8.1.
BARS: 1st-Ivers, 7.9. 2nd-Mohamed, 7.7; 3rd-Ashlyn Himley, 7.5; 4th-Hanna Snyder, 7.25; 5th-Mittan, 7.2
BEAM: 1st-Ivers, 8.45; 2nd-Mittan, 8.1; 3rd-Johnson, 6.8; 4th-Bachar, 6.0
FLOOR: 2nd-Johnson, 8.05; 3rd-Snyder, 7.7; 4th-Mittan, 7.35; 5th-Bridges, 7.3
ALL-AROUND: 1st-Mittan, 30.75; 2nd-Bachar, 27.1; 3rd-Ashley Hanley, 26.8
BHS WRESTLING…The Brookings wrestlers open the season Friday and Saturday at the Wahpeton, ND Invitational Tournament.
Head coach Scott Miller has about 50 wrestlers practicing – the Bobcats have good depth in the lower weights. 97621 :20 “from each other”.
Miller says the Bobcats can’t afford injuries or illness in the upper weights.
Brookings will face tough competition in Wahpeton – including West Fargo. 97622 :22 “of North Dakota”.
Miller says Brookings will see teams this weekend they won’t face the rest of the season.
SDSU FB…South Dakota State is preparing to face conference rival North Dakota State Saturday in the FCS football playoffs.
Kickoff at the FargoDome is at 3:00 – live coverage starts at 2:00 on the Ranch 910AM.
The Bison defeated SDSU by three points three weeks ago – Jacks coach John Stiegelmeier says his team’s changed little since. 97623 :19 “changes at all”.
Stiegelmeier says the playoff game could add some spice to the rivalry. 97624 :21 “our best football”.
Stiegelmeier talks about the program’s success since jumping to Division I. 97625 :31 “build on it”.
This season marks the third time SDSU football’s qualified for post-season play.
MVFC ALL-ACADEMIC…South Dakota State placed a league-high 11 players on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team.
Headlining the team were first-team selections Alex Olinger, Taylor Suess and Zach Zenner.
Six other Jackrabbits received second-team recognition, including repeat selection Brandon Hubert. Seniors Seth Daughters, Tyrel Kool and Ross Shafrath all moved up to the second team after receiving honorable honors a season ago. Sophomores Jason Schneider and Nick Purcell rounded out SDSU’s second-team selections
Completing the Jackrabbit contingent of honorees were honorable mention picks Bo Helm and Ethan Sawyer.
KRSNAK HONORED…South Dakota State’s Michael Krsnak and Oakland’s Brittni Hutton were named the 2012 Summit League Cross Country Athletes of the Year as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Krsnak led SDSU to its third team league title in four years with a first-place finish and 8k time of 25:06.4, four seconds ahead of the runner-up. During the regular season, the first team all-league honoree and two-time Athlete of the Week recorded four top-10 finishes, including winning the Bison Invitational, placing second at the SDSU Classic and fifth at the Roy Griak Invitational.
Hutton was the Golden Grizzlies top finisher in all six races she competed in, including three first-place finishes (Golden Grizzly Open, IPFW Invitational and against Detroit). At The Summit League Championships, she claimed her first career league title with a 6k time of 21:49.8 and was named the championship MVP.