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, Ontario, 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/03/2011*
8:30 PM
MSU Moorhead W 77–64 
Frost Arena (1,776)
Brookings, SD
Regular Season
11/12/2011*
1:00 PM
Western Michigan W 82–76  1–0
Frost Arena (1,632)
Brookings, SD
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM
at Minnesota L 55–71  1–1
Williams Arena (10,460)
Minneapolis, MN
11/16/2011*
6:00 PM
at Georgia
CBE Classic
L 61–72  1–2
Stegeman Coliseum (4,913)
Athens, GA
11/21/2011*
3:30 PM
vs. Niagara
CBE Classic
W 79–71  2–2
University Center (1,537)
Macon, GA
11/22/2011*
3:30 PM
vs. Sam Houston State
CBE Classic
W 77–60  3–2
University Center (1,422)
Macon, GA
11/23/2011*
6:00 PM
at Mercer
CBE Classic
W 74–61  4–2
University Center (1,568)
Macon, GA
11/26/2011*
1:00 PM
at Nebraska L 64–76  4–3
Bob Devaney Sports Center (9,107)
Lincoln, NE
12/01/2011
6:00 PM
at IUPUI W 97–93 OT 5–3 (1–0)
IUPUI Gymnasium (1,085)
Indianapolis, IN
12/03/2011
7:00 PM
at Western Illinois W 67–66  6–3 (2–0)
Western Hall (1,038)
Macomb, IL
12/06/2011*
7:00 PM
SW Minnesota State W 92–69  7–3
Frost Arena (1,918)
Brookings, SD
12/10/2011*
7:30 PM
North Dakota W 92–54  8–3
Frost Arena (4,104)
Brookings, SD
12/12/2011*
7:00 PM
Dakota State W 93–60  9–3
Frost Arena (1,444)
Brookings, SD
12/15/2011*
7:00 PM
at North Dakota L 70–89  9–4
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,495)
Grand Forks, ND
12/18/2011*
2:00 PM
at Washington W 92–73  10–4
Alaska Airlines Arena (9,060)
Seattle, WA
12/28/2011
7:00 PM
IPFW W 94–58  11–4 (3–0)
Frost Arena (2,335)
Brookings, SD
12/30/2011
7:00 PM
Oakland W 76–64  12–4 (4–0)
Frost Arena (3,803)
Brookings, SD
01/05/2012
8:00 PM
at Southern Utah W 75–68  13–4 (5–0)
Centrum Arena (1,981)
Cedar City, UT
01/07/2012
7:00 PM
at Oral Roberts L 75–97  13–5 (5–1)
Mabee Center (3,725)
Tulsa, OK
01/12/2012
7:00 PM
South Dakota W 86–56  14–5 (6–1)
Frost Arena (6,216)
Brookings, SD
01/14/2012
7:30 PM
UMKC W 85–58  15–5 (7–1)
Frost Arena (2,607)
Brookings, SD
01/21/2012
7:00 PM
at North Dakota State W 91–88 OT 16–5 (8–1)
Bison Sports Arena (5,011)
Fargo, ND
01/26/2012
6:00 PM
at Oakland L 87–92  16–6 (8–2)
Athletics Center O'rena (2,935)
Rochester, MI
01/28/2012
6:00 PM
at IPFW W 74–43  17–6 (9–2)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (1,856)
Fort Wayne, IN
02/02/2012
7:00 PM
Oral Roberts W 75–60  18–6 (10–2)
Frost Arena (4,255)
Brookings, SD
02/04/2012
7:30 PM
Southern Utah W 66–56  19–6 (11–2)
Frost Arena (3,382)
Brookings, SD
02/09/2012
7:00 PM
at South Dakota L 68–72  19–7 (11–3)
DakotaDome (5,189)
Vermillion, SD
02/11/2012
7:00 PM
at UMKC W 75–62  20–7 (12–3)
Swinney Recreation Center (1,231)
Kansas City, MO
02/15/2012
7:00 PM
North Dakota State W 80–57  21–7 (13–3)
Frost Arena (3,303)
Brookings, SD
02/18/2012*
12:00 PM, ESPNU
Buffalo
ESPN BracketBusters
W 86–65  22–7
Frost Arena (5,378)
Brookings, SD
02/23/2012
7:00 PM
Western Illinois W 74–57  23–7 (14–3)
Frost Arena (2,174)
Brookings, SD
02/25/2012
7:30 PM
IUPUI W 75–64  24–7 (15–3)
Frost Arena (3,933)
Brookings, SD
2012 The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
03/03/2012
8:30 PM, FCS
vs. IUPUI
Quarterfinals
W 77–56  25–7
Sioux Falls Arena (6,614)
Sioux Falls, SD
03/05/2012
8:30 PM, FCS
vs. Southern Utah
Semifinals
W 63–47  26–7
Sioux Falls Arena (6,448)
Sioux Falls, SD
03/06/2012
8:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Western Illinois
Championship Game
W 52–50 OT 27–7
Sioux Falls Arena (6,526)
Sioux Falls, SD
2012 NCAA Tournament
3/15/2012*
6:50 PM, truTV
No. (S 14) vs. No. 9 (S 3) Baylor
Second Round
L 60–68  27–8
The Pit (11,839)
Albuquerque, NM
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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