South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits
2016–17 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team
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University South Dakota State University
All-time record 1452–999 (.592)
Conference Summit League
NCAA Division I Division
Location Brookings, SD
Head coach T. J. Otzelberger (1st year)
Arena Frost Arena
(Capacity: 6,500[1])
Nickname Jackrabbits
Colors Blue and Yellow[2]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
2012, 2013, 2016
Conference tournament champions
2012, 2013, 2016
Conference regular season champions
2013, 2015, 2016

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits Men's Basketball team is a basketball team that represents South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. The Jackrabbits are a NCAA Division I member and have played in the Summit League since 2007. The team has a 1452-999-1 overall record.[3]

Prior to moving to Division I in 2004, the Jackrabbits had great success while in Division II.[4] The team won 20 conference championships with the North Central Conference, advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament 24 times, and won the national championship in 1963. Although initially struggling after the move to Division I, the team has increased their win total each season of their Division I career. The team had their first 20 win season at the Division I level in 2011-2012 and advanced to their first NCAA Division I Tournament in 2012 and returned in 2013.

The Jackrabbits play their home games at the 6,500 seat Frost Arena and were coached by Scott Nagy for 21 years until he left for Wright State in April 2016.The Jackrabbits have produced 7 NBA draft picks including Nate Wolters, Steve Lingenfelter, and Tom Black.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Jackrabbits have appeared in three NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–3. The highest seed they have ever received is a #12 in 2016.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 14 Second Round #3 Baylor L 60–68
2013 13 Second Round #4 Michigan L 56–71
2016 12 First Round #5 Maryland L 74–79

NIT results[edit]

The Jackrabbits appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2015 First Round
Second Round
Colorado State
Vanderbilt
W 86–76
L 77–92

CBI results[edit]

The Jackrabbits have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2014 First Round Old Dominion L 65–72

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Jackrabits have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament 24 times (known as the college division until 1974 but considered the same tournament). Their combined record is 35–23. They were national champions in 1963.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1959 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Augustana (IL)
Knox
Cal State Los Angeles
W 73–56
W 106–80
L 67–92
1960 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Prairie View A&M
Wartburg
L 65–78
W 93–77
1961 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Cornell (IA)
Prairie View A&M
UC Santa Barbara
Southeast Missouri State
Mount St. Mary's
W 90–71
W 88–84
W 79–65
L 69–81
W 77–76
1963 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Cornell (IA)
Nebraska Wesleyan
Fresno State
Southern Illinois
Wittenberg
W 71–64
W 77–75
W 84–71
W 80–76
W 44–42
1968 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Indiana State
DePauw
L 96–101
W 86–84
1969 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Lincoln
Southwest Missouri State
W 79–77
L 74–87
1970 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Southwest Missouri State
Central Missouri State
Tennessee State
W 82–71
W 92–73
L 89–92
1972 Regional Quarterfinals Saint Olaf L 72–87
1973 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Southwest Missouri State
Coe
W 85–74
L 104–107
1978 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Green Bay
Chapman
L 57–80
W 61–59
1980 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Stonehill
Western Illinois
Florida Southern
W 74–51
W 98–86
L 71–81
1984 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Central Connecticut State
Sacred Heart
W 74–59
L 81–88 OT
1985 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Gannon
Grand Valley State
Cal State Hayward
Mount St. Mary's
Jacksonville State
W 73–64
W 58–57
W 62–58
W 78–71
L 73–74
1988 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Missouri-St. Louis
Angelo State
L 63–68
W 87–84
1991 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Metropolitan State
North Dakota
W 92–79
L 51–54
1992 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Saint Cloud State
Denver
California (PA)
W 79–74 OT
W 87–57
L 73–84
1996 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
North Dakota State
Fort Hays State
W 94–88
L 90–99
1997 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Nebraska-Kearney
Fort Hays State
W 102–83
L 74–86
1998 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Metropolitan State
Northern State
W 93–79
L 82–88
2000 Regional Quarterfinals North Dakota L 67–73
2001 Regional Quarterfinals Metropolitan State L 80–91
2002 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Nebraska-Omaha
Metropolitan State
W 96–76
L 86–87
2003 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Fort Hays State
Nebraska-Kearney
W 84–78
L 85–86
2004 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Northern State
Metropolitan State
W 99–80
L 69–109

Media coverage[edit]

All home and road games are covered on the Jackrabbit Sports Network. The broadcast range of the Jackrabbit Sports Network covers eight states (South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Wyoming), and consists of the following stations:

The team does not have an official television partner, but Jackrabbit games have been televised on Midco Sports Net, Fox College Sports, the Big Ten Network, ESPN2, ESPNU, and local television networks.

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