Just a little update on SDSU's Basketball team. So far this year, the Men are 16-0 ranked #3 in the nation. They should move to #1 in the next D-II poll as both #1 Southern Indiana, and #2 Humboldt State lost this week.
The Women's team is ranked #6 and are the defending NCAA D-II Champions.
The Jackrabbits would be a nice addition to any of conf. IMHO.
Jackrabbit men win battle of unbeatens
From staff reports
Andy Moeller's free-throw line jumper gave South Dakota State a four-point lead with 15 seconds remaining as the Jackrabbits held on to defeat Michigan Tech 64-60 in a battle of unbeaten teams Saturday in Houghton, Mich.
Moeller had team highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds.
SDSU, ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II, is 16-0. Tech, ranked 11th, fell to 8-1.
Tech had rallied from double-digit deficits in each half and took the lead at 57-56 on two free throws by Bob Evans. But back-to-back baskets by Jared DeJong and a field goal by Derrick Schantz pushed the Jacks on top 62-57.
Evans then hit a 3-pointer, cutting it to 62-60.
Schantz and DeJong each had 12 points whille freshman Ben Beran had 10 points and nine rebounds.
A 3-pointer by Marquise Richardson at the buzzer gave the Jacks a 37-29 halftime lead after Tech had rallied from a 30-17 deficit to get within 32-29. SDSU opened a 43-29 lead following two free throws by Beran with 16:11 to play, then Tech's defense led the comeback that saw the Huskies tie the game at 49. SDSU had just four second-half field goals before DeJong scored at the 3:32 mark, putting the Jacks on top 58-57. The Jacks finished the second half 8-for-22, 36.4 percent.
But the Jacks still outshot the Huskies 46 percent to 31.1 percent, and SDSU had a 40-33 rebounding advantage.
Josh Buettner led Tech with 24 points while Evans had 10.
The Jacks were against shorthanded as neither Matt Jones nor Josh Cerveny made the trip to Michigan.
SDSU will open North Central Conference play at home next weekend, hosting the University of South Dakota on Friday and Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday.