Summit RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ian Chiles transfers to Tennessee

    ESPN.com "Tennessee has added more immediate help with the addition of IUPUI transfer Ian Chiles. The 6-foot-1 senior, who graduated and will be able to play his final season for new Vols coach Donnie Tyndall in 2014-15, told ESPN.com that he committed to Tennessee on Tuesday. "I chose Tennessee..." May 13

  • Western Illinois head coach Jim Molinari resigns

    CBSSports.com "After several days of rumors, the news became official on Thursday night: Western Illinois head coach Jim Molinari is resigning. “Having known Coach Molinari for more than 20 years and watched his incredible basketball career and accomplishments he had at Western Illinois University, we wish..." April 10

  • Ohio hires NDSU's Saul Phillips

    CBSSports.com "North Dakota State's Saul Phillips has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Ohio, a source told CBSSports.com on Saturday. The school subsequently confirmed the news on Twitter." April 06

  • Thames, SD St. Aztecs stampede past NDSU Bison, 63-44

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The glass slipper was on the floor. This year, the Aztecs stomped on it. San Diego State – well, Xavier Thames, really – took out 12th-seeded North Dakota State 63-44 at Spokane Arena on Saturday afternoon to exorcise the ghosts of last year’s NCAA Tournament loss to Florida Gulf Coast and earn..." March 22

  • North Dakota State eyes encore on NCAA's 'big stage'

    USA Today "The recognition came very late. Taylor Braun had fouled out. It was overtime. North Dakota State had somehow retaken the lead, anyway. A few more seconds remained in overtime, but it was becoming clear the Bison would upset Oklahoma. The senior guard drank in the scene: Many in the crowd at..." March 22

  • North Dakota State's improbable crew springs unlikely trap on OU

    CBSSports.com "This is going to require some introductions. It's not every day that an NCAA Tournament upset is cobbled together from the muscle developed on a pig, corn and soybean farm in southern Minnesota. Or from a 6-foot-7 combo guard who had zero Division I prospects. Or a nothing kid off the bench..." March 21

  • ND State Tops Oklahoma 80-75 in OT for First NCAA Victory

    GoBison.com "Lawrence Alexander scored a career-high 28 points and Carlin Dupree scored four straight points in overtime to propel 12th-seeded North Dakota State to an 80-75 win over No. 5 seed Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, at Spokane Arena...." March 21

  • Bison Play No. 20 Oklahoma Thursday in 2nd NCAA Tournament Appearance

    GoBison.com "Thursday's Game: The No. 12-seeded North Dakota State men's basketball team (25-6, 12-2 Summit League) will play No. 5 seed Oklahoma (23-9, 12-6 Big 12) in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (11,736) in Spokane, Wash., on..." March 19

  • North Dakota State coach worried about Sooners

    The Oklahoman "I chatted with North Dakota State basketball coach Saul Phillips on Monday evening and wrote about the North Dakota State success story for the Wednesday Oklahoman. You can read that column here. Talking with Phillips was a pleasure. He comes from a different world, as you know. I mean, Lon..." March 19

  • NDSU Punches Ticket to NCAA Tournament with 60-57 win over IPFW

    GoBison.com "The top-seeded North Dakota State men's basketball team erased a seven-point second-half deficit to pull off a 60-57 victory over Fort Wayne in the championship game of the Summit League Tournament and earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday, March 11, at Sioux Falls Arena...." March 12

  • South Dakota begins search for permanent head coach

    CBSSports.com "After 25 years at the school, South Dakota head coach Dave Boots suddenly retired in early September. Boots was replaced quickly with interim head coach Joey James, but now the Coyotes are ready to look for a permanent man for the job. The school announced on Tuesday afternoon that they were..." March 11

  • IUPUI fires coach Todd Howard

    CBSSports.com "IUPUI fired men's basketball coach Todd Howard early Sunday. "I would like to thank Todd for his dedicated service to the IUPUI athletics department and to our basketball program," said IUPUI athletic director Michael Moore. "He guided the program with great pride, effort and..." March 09

  • UNO's longtime friends ready for one more

    Omaha World-Herald "The first time John Karhoff and Caleb Steffensmeier crossed paths was before either could really remember. Karhoff, then 5, played on a co-ed micro soccer team coached by Steffensmeier's father. Caleb was too young to play — his sister, Tifany, was Karhoff's teammate. “I doubt Caleb can..." March 01

  • Mavs run away from IUPUI in second half

    Omaha World-Herald "There’s at least one good thing about having interchangeable parts at the wing position. When one goes down, there are some quality options to plug into the equation. UNO played without scoring leader CJ Carter because of a hamstring injury, but Marcus Tyus and Justin Simmons, starting..." February 28

  • Chris Udofia's big block spurs win for Denver Pioneers over Western Illinois

    Denver Post "Three blocked shots were the quietest part of Chris Udofia's game Thursday night at Magness Arena, but his last one with 4:46 left propelled the Pioneers to victory. With the score tied at 60, Udofia turned back a layup attempt by Western Illinois' Jabari Sandifer and from there Denver took..." February 21

  • DU Pioneers guard Brett Olson named Summit League player of the week

    Denver Post "A career-high 30 points by junior Brett Olson against South Dakota earned the University of Denver guard player of the week honors in the Summit League. Olson hit 9-of-14 shots from the field — including 6-of-8 from 3-point range — while leading the Pioneers to a 75-67 victory Saturday at..." February 12

  • Mavs set sights on another Summit title

    Omaha World-Herald "UNO arrived well ahead of schedule last year, as Ryan Keele’s dramatic walk-off homer against South Dakota State clinched the Summit League’s regular-season title on the final weekend of the league season. But that was the Mavericks’ final weekend. They, even now, still have two years left..." February 05

  • For Mavs' Matt Hagerbaumer, efficiency is a slam dunk

    Omaha World-Herald "In the final minute, Justin Simmons drove the lane for a potential game-clinching basket. The South Dakota player guarding Matt Hagerbaumer slid over to help Simmons' beaten defender. Simmons saw that Hagerbaumer flashed open and quickly passed it to him. And Hagerbaumer did what..." February 05

  • DU Pioneers' Bryant Rucker provides spark as a starter

    Denver Post "When Bryant Rucker practices for the University of Denver, he looks the same as any of his teammates. Everyone seems to be working hard for coach Joe Scott. In a game, Rucker doesn't necessarily stand out. He's 6 feet tall, not 6-8. But he offers intangibles that have helped the Pioneers win..." February 01

  • Mavs look to slow surging Mastodons

    Omaha World-Herald "UNO coach Derrin Hansen looks at the Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne basketball team and sees a mirror image of his own. Except it's one of those fun-house mirrors, where the dimensions are stretched. “They are fast and skilled,” Hansen said. “And they pose problems with their size. We like to..." January 30

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