Hempe Happy to See “Familiar Face” in Coach Karius

Redshirt sophomore forward Alexi Hempe grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia where she started playing basketball in first grade. Hempe continued playing basketball throughout high school where she started to get recruited. “I was very open in my recruiting process,” Hempe said. “I had lived in Virginia my whole life so I kind of wanted to […]

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Women’s Basketball Defeats Bellevue

The Coyote women’s basketball team hosted Bellevue on Wednesday coming back from their first away game of the season against Bradley where they won 71-53. South Dakota defeated Bellevue 100-38.  The Coyotes jumped out to a 28-8 lead after the first quarter as the Coyotes made four three-pointers in the opening six minutes, two of […]

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South Dakota Athletics Busy During National Signing Day

The Coyotes announced the signing of 46 athletes across multiple USD athletic teams on National Signing Day last week. The men’s basketball team signed three players for their 2023 recruiting class: Isaac Bruns, Jake Brack and Shey Eberwein. Bruns is a 6’4” guard from North Sioux City and plays basketball at Dakota Valley highschool where […]

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Women’s Basketball Falls to Ranked Opponent

The Coyote women’s basketball team hosted No. 21 Creighton on Thursday. This was the 27th time the Bluejays and Coyotes have played one another. The Coyotes lead the overall matchup 14-12 with their last game being in Omaha when the Coyotes won 73-71 in 2021. Creighton’s junior guard/forward Morgan Maly opened the scoring with a […]

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Four Coyotes land on Preseason All-Summit

On Oct. 11 the Summit League released the basketball preseason standings along with the players included in the first and second teams. This was voted on by the league’s coaches, sports information directors and select media members.  For Coyote men’s basketball, redshirt sophomore guard A.J. Plitzuweit, senior guard Mason Archambault and junior guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt […]

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Karius Announces Women’s Basketball Schedule

The USD women’s basketball team released their season schedule on Sept. 14 including a non-conference slate which boasts a match-up between two March Madness teams and a tournament in Las Vegas. The team’s schedule will begin on Nov. 1 with an exhibition game against the South Dakota School of Mines and will follow six days […]

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New additions are made to the Coyote basketball teams

On April 12, the men’s basketball team announced that Brandon Ubel would be joining Eric Peterson’s coaching staff next season. Ubel hails from Overland Park, Kansas and has spent much of his life on the basketball court. He played collegiate basketball at Nebraska and then continued post-college playing professionally overseas in Belgium and France. During […]

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Coyotes say goodbye to Dawn Plitzuweit and hello to new head coach

The Coyotes have now filled the head coach position for the 2022-23 season, which was left vacant after Dawn Plitzuweit took the position of West Virginia University’s head coach. USD announced on April 10 Plitzuweit’s replacement would be Kayla Karius.  Karius was an assistant under Plitzuweit in 2016-18 before she spent time at Wisconsin and […]

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Sjerven, Lamb enter WNBA Draft with Sjerven heading to Minnesota Lynx

Redshirt seniors Chloe Lamb and Hannah Sjerven both entered the WNBA draft, with Sjerven being drafted in the third round as the 28th pick by the Minnesota Lynx. Lamb and Sjerven were part of the South Dakota team that took down top-seeded teams in Baylor and Ole Miss.  During the conference season, the women’s basketball […]

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Coyotes create legacy both on the court and in the stands

The women’s basketball team made school history last Saturday as they competed in the program’s first Sweet 16 game of the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament.  Coyote fans, students and alumni made the trip to Wichita, Kansas to cheer on the women. The Intrust Arena housed roughly 8,540 fans which was much more than […]

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