The South Dakota State Jackrabbits Men's Basketball team is a basketball team that represents South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. The Jackrabbits are a NCAA Division I member and have played in the Summit League since 2007. The team has a 1452-999-1 overall record.
South Dakota State has traditionally been very successful in men’s basketball. Prior to moving to Division I in 2004, the Jackrabbits were a power while in Division II. The team won 20 conference championships with the North Central Conference, advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament 24 times, and won the 1963 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament. Although initially struggling after the move to Division I, the team increased their win total each season, culminating in their first 20 win season at the Division I level in 2011-2012 and advancing to their first NCAA Division I Tournament. The team has advanced to postseason play every season since then.
The Jackrabbits play their home games at the 6,500 seat Frost Arena and were coached by Scott Nagy for 21 years until he left for Wright State in April 2016, and then named T. J. Otzelberger as the new head coach.
Stanley J. Marshall Center
T. J. Otzelberger