South Dakota State kicks-off the second half of the Summit
League season this weekend on the road this week with games at Centenary on
Thursday and at Oral Roberts on Saturday. The Jackrabbits won the first
meetings with both the Gents and Golden Eagles at Frost Arena, and can earn their
first-ever Summit League season sweeps with a pair of road wins this weekend.
SDSU returns to the road this week after going 1-1 last
weekend at home. The Jacks erased a 14-point deficit to come back and beat IPFW
65-64 last Thursday, but Oakland turned the tables on Saturday, as the Golden
Grizzlies erased a 13-point SDSU lead to beat the Jacks 85-82 on Saturday night.
SDSU head coach Scott Nagy garnered national attention last week as
he prepared to coach the Oakland game in his bare feet to raise money and
awareness for earthquake victims in Haiti, but his dedication to the cause did
not end with the game.
Anyone interested in donating to the relief effort can
simply text SHOES to 85944, which automatically adds $5 to your next phone
bill. Donations from the 605 area code go specifically to Haiti the earthquake
relief efforts. Donations can also be made online at SamaritansFeet.org
SDSU NOTES - Garrett Callahan leads the
Jacks overall with 12.2 points per game, and enters the game 20 points shy of
cracking the top-10 in all-time scoring at SDSU. Clint Sargent adds 11.3 points
per game thanks in large part, to a team-high 89.7 percent free throw
percentage. Kai Williams averages 10.2 points per game and leads the Jacks with
5.6 rebounds per game. Michael Palarca scores just 3.2 points per game, but
leads the Jacks with 60 assists.
RABBITS ON THE RADIO
- All Jackrabbit men's basketball games, home and on the road, can be heard
live on AM 570 WNAX, with Steve Imming doing the play-by-play. The pre-game
show begins 15 minutes before tip-off. Select Jackrabbit games can also be
heard on KRKI, ESPN Radio 99.5 FM in Rapid City.
INSIDER ON KSFY-TV - Fans of South Dakota State University Athletics can
now get a weekly behind-the-scenes look at Jackrabbit sports teams with the
addition of the "Jackrabbit Insider" to the KSFY Action News lineup.
Hosted by Tyler Merriam, the show airs on Sunday following KSFY's 10 p.m.
THE JACKRABBIT EXTRA
ON GoJacks.com - Subscribers to the Jackrabbit Extra on GoJacks.com watch
every Jackrabbit home game and select road games streaming live on the
internet. In addition, subscribers can listen to every game, home and on the
road, streaming live on the internet.
To learn more about the Jackrabbit Extra, or to subscribe, log onto
GoJacks.com and click on "sign up"
SUMMIT TV ON
TheSummitLeague.org - Subscribers to Summit TV on TheSummitLeague.org can
watch every Summit League men's and women's basketball game streaming live on the
internet. To learn more about
Summit TV, log onto TheSummitLeague.org
THE JACKRABBITS AT
ORAL ROBERTS LIVE ON FCS -
Jackrabbit fans nationwide can watch the SDSU at ORU game live on Fox College Sports.
FCS is available in over 40 million households across the country on most major
cable systems, as well as DirecTV (Ch. 617). FCS consists of three channels:
FCS Atlantic, FCS Central and FCS Pacific. Check with your cable or satellite
provider for channels and availability.
Rob Loeber handles the play-by-play duties for the
broadcast, with color duties split between former ORU standout Mickey Michalec
and longtime analyst Bryndon Manzer.
NAGY RAISING MONEY
FOR HATIAN RELIEF EFFORTS - SDSU head coach Scott Nagy teamed-up with
Samaritan's Feet, the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association and high
school coaches throughout the state, to raise money and shoes for children all
over the world. All of the coaches from the SDBCA agreed to coach a game
barefoot between Jan. 14-23, culminating with coach Nagy coaching barefoot at
Frost Arena on Jan. 23, against Oakland.
Anyone interested in donating can simply text SHOES to
85944, which automatically adds $5 to your next phone bill. Donations from the
605 area code go specifically to Haiti the earthquake relief efforts. Donations
can also be made online at SamaritansFeet.org
CALLAHAN CLOSING IN
ON THE TOP-10 - Garrett Callahan joined the SDSU 1,000 Point Club on Feb.
12, 2009, and continues his climb up the all-time scoring charts. Callahan
enters the week ranked 11th all-time with 1,335 points, and needs just 20 more
points to crack the top-10 all-time at SDSU.
More than just a scorer, Callahan enters the week with 233
career assists, eight shy of cracking the top-10 at SDSU.
WILLIAMS MAKES HIS
MARK - Kai Williams completed an old fashioned three-point play in overtime
against Oakland on Jan. 31, 2009, to become the 39th member of the SDSU
1,000-Point Club and the first to score all of his points at the Division I level. Now a
senior, Williams enters the week ranked 12th all-time with 1,294 points.
In addition to his climb up the SDSU scoring charts, Williams also
rebounded his way into the top-five in career-rebounds. He led the Jacks in
rebounding in each of his first three years on the team and enters the week
ranked fifth on the all-time list with 765.
SARGENT CLOSES IN ON
1,000 POINTS - Junior Clint Sargent continues to close in on the 1,000
point milestone. His 226 points so far this season gives him 878 career-points,
122 points shy of joining the club.
WOLTERS TIES FREE
THROW RECORD - Freshman Nate Wolters tied the SDSU single game free-throw
percentage record when he went 12-for-12 from the free throw line in the Jacks
win over UMKC last week. Wolters
tied the record first set by Jim Sutton in a win over St. Thomas (Minn.) on
Dec. 17, 1956 and equaled by Garrett Callahan in a win over Southern Utah on
Feb. 12, 2009.
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS
(7-13, 2-7 Summit, 5-5 Home) - The Gents snapped a three-game losing streak
last week with a 108-65 win over NAIA foe Southwestern Assemblies of God
University, but responded with an 87-56 home loss to Oral Roberts in their only
Summit League game of the week.
David Perez takes the majority of shots for Centenary and
leads the team with 16.9 points per game. Roman Tubner adds 11.1 points per
game, while Daman Starring adds 10.7 points and a team-high 55 assists. Jerrald
Bonham averages 8.8 points and leads the Gents with 5.0 rebounds per game.
The Series vs.
Centenary - The Gents lead the all-time series 3-2. Centenary swept the
season series in 2007-08 and each team won on its home floor in 2008-09.
The First Meeting vs.
Centenary (1/2/10) - Dale Moss led the Jacks to a convincing 89-59 win in
the Lamb Bonanza at Frost Arena with 14 points. Kai Williams added 13 points
and Clint Sargent 11 points in the win, while Anthony Cordova scored 10 points and led
the Jacks with nine rebounds.
Roman Tubner scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Gents,
Pedro Maciel added 11 points in a losing effort.
Oral Roberts Golden
Eagles (11-10, 6-3 Summit, 6-2 Home) - The Golden Eagles, who host North
Dakota Stat on Thursday before playing the Jackrabbits on Saturday, split a
pair of games last week. ORU opened the week with a home loss to intercity
rival Tulsa, 57-52, but bounced back with an 87-56 win at Centenary on Saturday
in Shreveport, La.
Dominique Morrison leads four Golden Eagles averaging in
double figures with 15 points per game and leads the team with 60 assists.
Michael Craion adds 12.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, while Kevin Ford
averages 12.1 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds per game. Warren Niles adds
11.3 points per game, mostly off the bench.
The Series vs. Oral
Roberts - The Golden Eagles lead the all-time series 4-3, but the
Jackrabbits won each of the last two meetings, including a win in the first
round of The Summit League Championships last year, and a 72-72 win at Frost Arena earlier
The first SDSU win in the series came in the first meeting
on Jan. 24, 1968, when the Jacks won 92-83 in the Barn.
The First Meeting vs.
Oral Roberts (12/31/09) - Clint Sargent went 6-of-7 from the field and
scored 19 points to lead the Jacks to a come-from-behind win over Oral Roberts
on New Year's Eve. Nate Wolters added 14 points and Garrett Callahan 12 points
in the win.
SDSU won the rebounding battle 47-29, including a 20-10 edge
on the offensive glass, 10 rebounds came from Kai Williams, who became the
first Jackrabbit to grab double-digit rebounds this seasons
NEXT UP FOR THE
JACKRABBITS - The Jackrabbits return home next week to start a season-long
three-game homestand, starting Thursday with Southern Utah on Military
Appreciation Night. UMKC comes to town for the Pork Classic on Saturday, before
North Dakota State comes in on Feb. 13, to complete the homestand.