South Dakota State
The South Dakota State University women’s basketball team will host Indiana on Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Jackrabbits downed Minnesota 70-62 on Thursday night to advance.
Austin Hollins scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds as Minnesota pulled away from South Dakota State for a 75-59 victory Tuesday night.
Nate Wolters isn’t used to coming off the bench. He routinely played every minute starring at South Dakota State, after all. Now he’s a rookie fighting for playing time with the Milwaukee Bucks, coming back to South Dakota for the first time as a pro for an NBA preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.
Family, friends and teammates remembered the life of a college athlete killed in a tragic accident. Phillip LaVallee was a cross country and track star at Monticello High School and was heading into his sophomore year at South Dakota State. The 19-year-old was hit and killed last month while out on a training run, three miles from his parents’ home in Otsego.
Nate Wolters struggled to get his chances for most of the game . Once he did, the Summit League’s player of the year proved worthy of the title and added another – tournament MVP.
Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and No. 14 Minnesota breezed to an 88-64 victory on Tuesday over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.
Nate Wolters scored 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Dakota State over Southwest Minnesota State 81-72 on Wednesday night.
The real “March Madness” tips off Thursday morning here on WCCO-TV Channel 4. The University of Minnesota Gophers team isn’t in, but there is a team to watch from nearby: South Dakota State University. The Jackrabbits will meet Baylor tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in New Mexico.
Trevor Mbakwe scored a team-high 17 points and Maverick Ahanmisi chipped in five during an 18-1 second-half run as the Minnesota Gophers pulled away from the South Dakota State Jackrabbits en route to a 71-55 victory Monday night at Williams Arena.
Colton Iverson scored 15 points, 11 in the second half, and had five rebounds and No. 17 Minnesota held on to beat South Dakota State 85-73 on Thursday night.