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2019 Schedule
14-6, 1st in Summit
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28dJeff Borzello

Jackrabbits, Otzelberger agree to 5-year deal

T.J. Otzelberger, who has led South Dakota State to two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, has agreed to a new 5-year deal with the school through the 2022-23 season.

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36dJeff Borzello

How big stars ended up at smaller schools

The big programs don't always get the best players. Just ask Mike Daum at South Dakota State and several others starring this season for smaller schools.

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75dJohn Gasaway

Beware of these Giant Killers

Remember Loyola-Chicago? The Ramblers are back to cause more trouble - and they aren't alone.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State avoided being yet another victim of the classic 12-5 upset with an 81-73 win over South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits tied the game at 70 with a 10-0 run late but Kam Williams' 3 and free throw gave the Buckeyes complete control in the final minute. Entering today at least one 12 seed had won its opening game in 29 of the 33 years since the tournament expanded.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State is the first team to attempt 40 three-pointers in an NCAA tournament game since Drake attempted 42 against Western Kentucky in the 2008 Round of 64.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks like the 3-point line is going to be very important in this Ohio State-SDSU game. Both teams each hit nine 3s in the first half. SDSU's Brandon Key and Mike Daum and Ohio State's C.J. Jackson and Keita Bates-Diop each have 3 from beyond the arc. The Buckeyes averaged 6.8 made 3s per game coming in.

Katie & Cy's best NCAA tournament mascots (3:57)
South Dakota St. edges out South Dakota for Summit title (1:31)
A conference title means a hug from mom on camera (1:56)
King stuffs South Dakota (0:22)

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Two games of special interest tonight, each contesting a spot in tomorrow's Bracketology update: Loyola Chicago at Drake (MVC) and South Dakota St at South Dakota (Summit League). Also playing for bracket spots tonight are Syracuse (vs. Boston College) and Boise State (vs. San Jose State). Yep, it's getting to be that time...

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Several first-place battles tonight: Summit League (Oral Roberts at South Dakota St); Conference USA (Western Kentucky at Old Dominion); WAC (New Mexico St at Grand Canyon); Southern (UNC Greensboro at East Tennessee St); Horizon League (Wright St at Northern Kentucky); NEC (St. Francis-PA at Robert Morris).

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398dMyron Medcalf

Mike Daum is the star you haven't heard of that everybody wants

Mike Daum has made a name for himself at South Dakota State, an honorable mention All-American who is drawing NBA attention. But he has a choice to make: Will he finish his career at the place that made him or make a grad-transfer move to a Power 5?

Brown nice pass leads to Morris layup (0:20)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Kansas still has zero turnovers midway through the second half, as the Jayhawks cruise past South Dakota State. Fans of shot volume, get to ESPN3 right now...

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Kansas has zero turnovers at half, leads South Dakota State 57-28 in Lawrence. The last zero-turnover game occurred in Division I️ in 2009.

Kansas's Newman shows fancy move on bucket (0:23)
Few: 'Our defense won the game for us' (1:53)

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

South Dakota State had a solid game plan for top-seeded Gonzaga, but for a 16-1 upset to happen, the 16-seed will need to be almost perfect. The Jackrabbits were not. And they were especially not perfect when it came to two-foot shots, where SDSU was 5-of-18.

Team Stats

Points Per Game85.0
Rebounds Per Game38.9
Assists Per Game14.8
Points Allowed71.7190th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4