2011–12 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team

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2011–12 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball
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The Summit League Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament South Region 14 Seed, Second Round
Conference The Summit League
2011–12 record 27–8 (15–3 The Summit)
Head coach Scott Nagy (17th year)
Assistant coach Rob Klinkefus
Assistant coach Austin Hansen
Assistant coach Brian Cooley
Home arena Frost Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 The Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Oral Roberts 17 1   .944     27 7   .794
South Dakota State 15 3   .833     27 8   .771
Oakland 11 7   .611     20 16   .556
Western Illinois 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
North Dakota State 9 9   .500     17 14   .548
Southern Utah 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
IUPUI 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
* South Dakota 5 13   .278     10 18   .357
IPFW 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
UMKC 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
2012 Summit League tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2011–12 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team represented South Dakota State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Jackrabbits, led by 17th year head coach Scott Nagy, played their home games at Frost Arena and are members of The Summit League. They finished the season 27–8, 15–3 in The Summit League to finish in second place. They were champions of The Summit League Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament. This was the Jackrabbits first ever NCAA Division I Tournament appearance. They lost in the second round to Baylor.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
3 Nate Wolters Guard 6–4 193 Junior St. Cloud, Minnesota
4 Cory Jacobsen Guard 6–1 190 Freshman Viborg, South Dakota
5 Taevaunn Prince Guard 6–3 215 Freshman Toronto, Canada
10 Alex Olson Guard 6–1 191 Freshman Brookfield, Wisconsin
12 Brayden Carlson Guard 6–4 210 Sophomore Brookings, South Dakota
22 Zach Monaghan Guard 6–2 170 Freshman Palatine, Illinois
23 Joey Feilmeier Guard 6–1 160 Freshman North Sioux City, South Dakota
24 Zach Horstman Guard/Forward 6–6 195 Freshman Winner, South Dakota
25 Chad White Guard 6–6 213 Sophomore Madison, South Dakota
30 Samuel Francis Guard 6–3 185 Freshman Silistra, Bulgaria
32 Marcus Heemstra Forward 6–9 215 Sophomore Rock Valley, Iowa
33 Griffan Callahan Guard 6–4 200 Senior Seneca, Illinois
34 Tony Fiegen Forward 6–7 220 Junior Madison, South Dakota
42 Jordan Dykstra Forward 6–8 235 Sophomore Rock Valley, Iowa
44 Austin Hennings Forward 6–6 230 Sophomore Council Bluffs, Iowa


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/03/2011* 8:30 PM MSU Moorhead Frost ArenaBrookings, SD W 77–64  1,776
Regular Season
11/12/2011* 1:00 PM Western Michigan Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 82–76  1,632 1–0
11/14/2011* 7:00 PM at Minnesota Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN L 55–71  10,460 1–1
11/16/2011* 6:00 PM at Georgia Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA
(CBE Classic)
L 61–72  4,913 1–2
11/21/2011* 3:30 PM vs. Niagara University CenterMacon, GA
(CBE Classic)
W 79–71  1,537 2–2
11/22/2011* 3:30 PM vs. Sam Houston State University Center • Macon, GA
(CBE Classic)
W 77–60  1,422 3–2
11/23/2011* 6:00 PM at Mercer University Center • Macon, GA
(CBE Classic)
W 74–61  1,568 4–2
11/26/2011* 1:00 PM at Nebraska Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE L 64–76  9,107 4–3
12/01/2011 6:00 PM at IUPUI IUPUI GymnasiumIndianapolis, IN W 97–93 OT 1,085 5–3 (1–0)
12/03/2011 7:00 PM at Western Illinois Western HallMacomb, IL W 67–66  1,038 6–3 (2–0)
12/06/2011* 7:00 PM SW Minnesota State Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 92–69  1,918 7–3
12/10/2011* 7:30 PM North Dakota Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 92–54  4,104 8–3
12/12/2011* 7:00 PM Dakota State Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 93–60  1,444 9–3
12/15/2011* 7:00 PM at North Dakota Betty Engelstad Sioux CenterGrand Forks, ND L 70–89  1,495 9–4
12/18/2011* 2:00 PM at Washington Alaska Airlines ArenaSeattle, WA W 92–73  9,060 10–4
12/28/2011 7:00 PM IPFW Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 94–58  2,335 11–4 (3–0)
12/30/2011 7:00 PM Oakland Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 76–64  3,803 12–4 (4–0)
01/05/2012 8:00 PM at Southern Utah Centrum ArenaCedar City, UT W 75–68  1,981 13–4 (5–0)
01/07/2012 7:00 PM at Oral Roberts Mabee CenterTulsa, OK L 75–97  3,725 13–5 (5–1)
01/12/2012 7:00 PM South Dakota Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 86–56  6,216 14–5 (6–1)
01/14/2012 7:30 PM UMKC Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 85–58  2,607 15–5 (7–1)
01/21/2012 7:00 PM at North Dakota State Bison Sports ArenaFargo, ND W 91–88 OT 5,011 16–5 (8–1)
01/26/2012 6:00 PM at Oakland Athletics Center O'renaRochester, MI L 87–92  2,935 16–6 (8–2)
01/28/2012 6:00 PM at IPFW Allen County War Memorial ColiseumFort Wayne, IN W 74–43  1,856 17–6 (9–2)
02/02/2012 7:00 PM Oral Roberts Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 75–60  4,255 18–6 (10–2)
02/04/2012 7:30 PM Southern Utah Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 66–56  3,382 19–6 (11–2)
02/09/2012 7:00 PM at South Dakota DakotaDomeVermillion, SD L 68–72  5,189 19–7 (11–3)
02/11/2012 7:00 PM at UMKC Swinney Recreation CenterKansas City, MO W 75–62  1,231 20–7 (12–3)
02/15/2012 7:00 PM North Dakota State Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 80–57  3,303 21–7 (13–3)
02/18/2012* 12:00 PM Buffalo Frost Arena • Brookings, SD
(ESPN BracketBusters)
ESPNU W 86–65  5,378 22–7
02/23/2012 7:00 PM Western Illinois Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 74–57  2,174 23–7 (14–3)
02/25/2012 7:30 PM IUPUI Frost Arena • Brookings, SD W 75–64  3,933 24–7 (15–3)
2012 The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
03/03/2012 8:30 PM vs. IUPUI Sioux Falls ArenaSioux Falls, SD
(Quarterfinals)
FCS W 77–56  6,614 25–7
03/05/2012 8:30 PM vs. Southern Utah Sioux Falls Arena • Sioux Falls, SD
(Semifinals)
FCS W 63–47  6,448 26–7
03/06/2012 8:00 PM vs. Western Illinois Sioux Falls Arena • Sioux Falls, SD
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 52–50 OT 6,526 27–7
2012 NCAA Tournament
3/15/2012* 6:50 PM vs. #9 (S 3) Baylor #(S 14) The PitAlbuquerque, NM
(Second Round)
truTV L 60–68  11,839 27–8
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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