A.J. Plitzuweit makes two free throws for win against Oral Roberts

In Saturday afternoon’s game against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, the Coyote mens basketball team were able to pull out a narrow 86-84 victory. The men began with an early advantage over the Golden Eagles. They started the game with the possession and senior guard Stanley Umude scored a layup within the first few seconds […]

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Hard work, leadership drives former walk-on

When Tasos Kamateros decided to leave his home country of Greece to walk-on for the USD men’s basketball team, he knew he would have to work to earn his spot, so he put in the work. “He (USD assistant coach Gameli Ahelegbe) basically made me realize that when I come here, I have to work […]

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Coyote men going through season of adjustments

Coming home for its first game of the season after a blowout 91-78 win over rival South Dakota State, the Coyote men’s basketball team came out flat-footed in a 75-57 loss to Drake on December 18. Since the loss, The Coyotes, led by third year head coach Todd Lee, have won five straight games by […]

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Coyote senior leaves USD men’s basketball program

The USD men’s basketball team lost one of its two seniors after Ty Chisom, a senior guard for the Coyotes, announced via Instagram on Jan. 12 he would be leaving the program effective immediately. “Thank you for everything and I wouldn’t change anything loved the experience as coyote forever will be in my heart,” Chisom […]

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Coyotes’ basketball conference schedules released

As the Coyotes men’s and women’s basketball teams complete their last three weeks of fall practice, both team’s conference schedules were announced last week for the upcoming winter season. The Summit League’s Nov. 4 announcement detailed a 16 game schedule (8 games for the men, 8 games for the women) with all games being played […]

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Coyote mens basketball seniors say farewell

The Coyote mens basketball team’s 2019-20 season ended not how they had hoped — losing in the first round of the Summit League Tournament and missing out on an opportunity to play in a postseason tournament.  Senior Triston Simpson finished up his four-year career with the Coyotes this season. Simpson said the team had goals […]

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NCAA to hold tournaments without fans

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. Thursday: The NCAA has announced its cancellation of all remaining winter and spring championships, including the mens and womens basketball tournaments due to growing concerns over the coronavirus. The cancellation means the No. 17/11 Coyotes womens basketball season is officially over. The Coyotes earned the automatic bid from the Summit League for […]

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Coyote drop nail-biter with UND

The Coyotes men’s basketball team led by 11 points in the second half, but went cold for the last five minutes to drop their quarterfinal game of the Summit League tournament to North Dakota 74-71 Sunday night. The Coyotes fell behind early after a rough start shooting the ball. UND led by 14 with 13 […]

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Vermillion’s basketball family

Dawn Plitzuweit and her kids, A.J. and Lexi Plitzuweit all have a role to play in the basketball scene in Vermillion.  Head women’s’ basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit is in her fourth season at USD, winning over 20 games each season and two undefeated Summit League seasons. The Coyotes made the NCAA Tournament last season following […]

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USD men’s basketball defeats North Dakota 77-67, seeded third in Summit League Tournament

The South Dakota men’s basketball team secured the No. 3 spot in the Summit League Tournament, beating North Dakota 77-67 on senior day inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes (20-11, 10-6), were tied to the Fighting Hawks 39-39 at the half. After the break USD was able to gain a lead after a […]

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