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2016–17 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team

The 2016–17 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team represented South Dakota State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Jackrabbits, led by first-year head coach T. J. Otzelberger, played their home games at Frost Arena in Brookings, South Dakota as members of the Summit League. They finished the season 18–17, 8–8 in Summit League play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place. As the No. 4 seed in the Summit League Tournament, they defeated Denver, South Dakota, and Omaha to win the tournament championship. As a result, they earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As the No. 16 seed in the West region, they lost in the First Round to Gonzaga.

2016–17 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball
South Dakota State University logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceSummit League
2016–17 record18–17 (8–8 The Summit)
Head coachT. J. Otzelberger (1st season)
Assistant coachRob Klinkefus
Assistant coachEric Henderson
Assistant coachBen Walker
Home arenaFrost Arena
Seasons
2016–17 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota 12 4   .750     22 12   .647
North Dakota State 11 5   .688     19 11   .633
Omaha 9 7   .563     18 14   .563
Fort Wayne 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Denver 8 8   .500     16 14   .533
South Dakota State 8 8   .500     18 17   .514
IUPUI 7 9   .438     14 18   .438
Western Illinois 5 11   .313     8 20   .286
Oral Roberts 4 12   .250     8 22   .267
2017 Summit League Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Jackrabbits finished the 2015–16 season 26–8, 12–4 in Summit League play to share the Summit League regular season championship. They defeated Oral Roberts, Denver, and North Dakota State to win the Summit League Tournament. As a result, they received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 12 seed in the South Region, they were eliminated by No. 5-seeded Maryland in the First Round.

On April 4, head coach Scott Nagy resigned to become the head coach at Wright State.[1] On April 13, the school hired T. J. Otzelberger as head coach.[2][3]

RosterEdit

2016–17 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Skyler Flatten 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Clark, South Dakota
G 2 Tevin King 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
G 3 Chris Howell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Milwaukee, Wisconsin
G 4 Sergio El Darwich 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Lebanon
G 5 Beau Brown 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Mitchell, South Dakota
G 10 Cole Gentry 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr St. Charles, Illinois
G 20 Andre Wallace 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Minneapolis, Minnesota
G/F 23 Reed Tellinghuisen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Sac City, Iowa
F 24 Mike Daum 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS So Kimball, Nebraska
G/F 25 Lane Severyn 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Pierre, South Dakota
F 32 Adam Dykman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Fremont, Nebraska
G/F 35 A. J. Hess 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Carefree, Arizona
F 42 Ian Theisen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Osseo, Minnesota
G 50 Michael Orris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Crete, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2016-08-03

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2016
8:30 pm
South Dakota Mines W 85–64 
Frost Arena (2,253)
Brookings, SD
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
9:00 pm, P12N
at California L 53–82  0–1
Haas Pavilion (7,782)
Berkeley, CA
11/14/2016*
9:00 pm
at UC Irvine L 58–73  0–2
Bren Events Center (1,172)
Irvine, CA
11/16/2016*
7:00 pm
Wayne State (NE) W 80–72  1–2
Frost Arena (1,749)
Brookings, SD
11/19/2016*
8:00 pm
at Wyoming L 67–77  1–3
Arena-Auditorium (6,833)
Laramie, WY
11/21/2016*
9:00 pm
at Idaho L 89–96 OT 1–4
Memorial Gym (474)
Moscow, ID
11/25/2016*
8:00 pm
vs. UC Irvine
Sanford Pentagon Showcase
L 52–63  1–5
Sanford Pentagon (1,826)
Sioux Falls, SD
11/26/2016*
4:30 pm
vs. East Tennessee State
Sanford Pentagon Showcase
L 59–71  1–6
Sanford Pentagon (1,688)
Sioux Falls, SD
11/27/2016*
2:30 pm
vs. Milwaukee
Sanford Pentagon Showcase
W 81–58  2–6
Sanford Pentagon (1,346)
Sioux Falls, SD
11/30/2016*
7:00 pm
UM–Crookston W 90–58  3–6
Frost Arena (1,669)
Brookings, SD
12/03/2016*
11:00 am
UMKC W 77–68  4–6
Frost Arena (1,424)
Brookings, SD
12/07/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Northern Iowa L 58–86  4–7
McLeod Center (3,922)
Cedar Falls, IA
12/10/2016*
7:00 pm
Idaho W 80–77  5–7
Frost Arena (1,349)
Brookings, SD
12/17/2016*
4:00 pm
Murray State W 88–84 OT 6–7
Frost Arena (1,081)
Brookings, SD
12/19/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Drake W 83–75  7–7
Knapp Center (2,385)
Des Moines, IA
12/22/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Wichita State L 67–89  7–8
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Summit League regular season
12/28/2016
7:00 pm
North Dakota State L 69–80  7–9
(0–1)
Frost Arena (2,854)
Brookings, SD
12/31/2016
1:00 pm
South Dakota W 73–72  8–9
(1–1)
Frost Arena (2,518)
Brookings, SD
01/04/2017
7:00 pm
at Western Illinois L 74–82  8–10
(1–2)
Western Hall (783)
Macomb, IL
01/07/2017
4:30 pm
Omaha L 93–101  8–11
(1–3)
Frost Arena (2,230)
Brookings, SD
01/12/2017
7:00 pm
at Oral Roberts L 88–94  8–12
(1–4)
Mabee Center (2,812)
Tulsa, OK
01/18/2017
6:00 pm
at IUPUI L 83–85  8–13
(1–5)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum (981)
Indianapolis, IN
01/21/2017
4:30 pm
Fort Wayne W 67–77  9–13
(2–5)
Frost Arena (3,203)
Brookings, SD
01/25/2017
8:00 pm
at Denver L 82–91  9–14
(2–6)
Magness Arena (1,171)
Denver, CO
01/28/2017
7:00 pm
at Omaha W 88–84  10–14
(3–6)
Baxter Arena (3,038)
Omaha, NE
02/01/2017
7:00 pm
Western Illinois W 98–65  11–14
(4–6)
Frost Arena (2,017)
Brookings, SD
02/04/2017
4:30 pm
Oral Roberts W 74–67  12–14
(5–6)
Frost Arena (3,917)
Brookings, SD
02/08/2017
8:00 pm
at North Dakota State L 65–82  12–15
(5–7)
Scheels Center (4,805)
Fargo, ND
02/11/2017
1:00 pm
at South Dakota L 89–91  12–16
(5–8)
Sanford Coyote Sports Center (5,265)
Vermillion, SD
02/15/2017
7:00 pm
IUPUI W 81–67  13–16
(6–8)
Frost Arena (2,333)
Brookings, SD
02/18/2017
6:00 pm
at Fort Wayne W 97–89  14–16
(7–8)
Gates Sports Center (1,521)
Fort Wayne, IN
02/25/2017
4:00 pm
Denver W 88–64  15–16
(8–8)
Frost Arena (3,829)
Brookings, SD
Summit League Tournament
03/05/2017
6:00 pm, ESPN3
(4) vs. (5) Denver
Quarterfinals
W 83–73  16–16
Premier Center (9,837)
Sioux Falls, SD
03/06/2017
6:00 pm, ESPN3
(4) vs. (1) South Dakota
Semifinals
W 74–71  17–16
Premier Center (11,235)
Sioux Falls, SD
03/07/2017
8:00 pm, ESPN2
(4) vs. (3) Omaha
Championship game
W 79–77  18–16
Premier Center (9,441)
Sioux Falls, SD
NCAA Tournament
03/16/2017*
2:00 pm, TBS
(16 W) vs. (1 W) No. 2 Gonzaga
First Round
L 46–66  18–17
Vivint Smart Home Arena (16,952)
Salt Lake City, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Central Time Source[4][5].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nagy Named Raider Head Basketball Coach". WSURaiders.com. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  2. ^ "Report: South Dakota State to Hire Iowa State Assistant T.J. Otzelberger as Head Coach". whotv.com. 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  3. ^ "Otzelberger named Jackrabbit head coach". South Dakota State University. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  4. ^ "Basketball-M - 2016-17 Schedule & Results". South Dakota State University Athletics. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/schedule/_/id/2571