User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


76° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB
Colorado
6
Cincinnati
4
MLB
Miami
2
Pittsburgh
5
MLB
Philadelphia
0
NY Mets
7
MLB
San Francisco
3
Milwaukee
1
MLB (Top 7)
Washington
2
Chicago Cubs
0
MLB (Top 6)
Arizona
1
St. Louis
2
MLB (10:10 PM)
Atlanta
Los Angeles
MLB
Texas
3
Cleveland
12
MLB (10:05 PM)
San Diego
LA Angels
MLB
Chicago WSox
5
Toronto
3
MLB
Kansas City
2
NY Yankees
4
MLB
Boston
4
Minnesota
6
MLB
Seattle
3
Tampa Bay
0
MLB
Houston
4
Baltimore
5
MLB
Detroit
3
Oakland
2
NBA (2 Qtr)
Houston
36
Golden State
41
NHL (2 Period)
Anaheim
0
Chicago
2
Updated: May 27, 2015 9:03PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Jackrabbits Talk Tourney, Future

March 22, 2013, 5:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Jackrabbits Talk Tourney, Future
Courtesy of CBS Sports/NCAA

AUBURN HILLS, MI -

They say all good things must come to an end.  Unfortunately for the South Dakota State University men's basketball team, the end of the season was Thursday night. 

The Jackrabbits fell to the University of Michigan Wolverines 71 to 56, but received handshakes from their opponents as they exited the hardwood for one last time this year. The loss marked the second consecutive year for the Jackrabbits to lose their opening game of the NCAA Tournament.

"I feel bad for the kids. They're very frustrated by it because it is so difficult to get here and they know it," Head Coach Scott Nagy said.

"We played hard last year, we played hard again this year but it would have been better coming away with a win," junior guard Brayden Carlson said.

Carlson led the Jacks with 20 points. That was one bright spot in Thursday's game. Despite disappointment, members of the team say the future for the squad is bright. 

Senior Nate Wolters ended his record setting career in the losing effort.

"This career has gone better than I could have ever expected. Successful wise, team wise, so I mean the program is on the rise and will continue to get better," Wolters said.

"Coach Nagy went through the bottom of the valley, now we've kind of got him on the way back to the top and I'm just glad to be a part of that," senior Tony Fiegen said.

"I am more proud of Tony and Nate, not because they're basketball players and what they did on the basketball court, but because of the men that they are," Nagy said.

Nagy adds that it's now up to the rest of the team to keep their growing success on track. And while their exit from the dance was earlier than many had hoped, players couldn't help but thank those who supported them all season long. 

"Thank you to all the Jackrabbit fans. We really appreciate your support and the numbers you got up here this weekend," Jordan Dykstra said.

"The support that we received this year is second to none. It was consistent the entire year. I had never played in front of a sellout crowd, but we did a couple times this year and I'm so very blessed to have such a supporting cast and my teammates and the support we get is something that makes this experience for me and the team really memorable," Fiegen said.

And those are memories the players say will fuel their desire when next season tips off.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View sports

You may also like

Judge Dismissed Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice

5/21/2015 10:32 AM

Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had complete...

Full Story
Northern State Men's Basketball Team To Host Youth Camp

5/24/2015 12:39 PM

The Northern State University men's basketball team will be hosting a youth camp in June.

Full Story
USD Tops SDSU In South Dakota Showdown Series

5/21/2015 4:38 PM

South Dakota topped South Dakota State 14-13 in the annual South Dakota Showdown Series, a point-based athletic and academic competition between the t...

Full Story
Mauer's 13th Inning Home Run Pushes Twins Past Pirates

5/20/2015 10:17 PM

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot off Antonio Bastardo in the 13th inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over ...

Full Story
Stampede Hire Scott Owens As Head Coach

5/21/2015 4:34 PM

The Sioux Falls Stampede announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon that Scott Owens has been named head coach and general manager of the t...

Full Story


Events