2017-18 Dakota Wesleyan University Men's Basketball News

  • Dakota Wesleyan honors four members into Athletic Hall of Fame
    April 27, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department will be inducting Gerald Neumann (’68), Chris Determan (’96), Danielle Bellet Evenson (’12) and Brady Wiebe (’11) into the DWU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 tomorrow on the DWU campus.
  • Four members to be inducted into DWU Athletic Hall of Fame
    March 23, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University is proud to announce Gerald Neumann (’68), Chris Determan (’98), Brady Wiebe (’11) and Danielle Bellett Evenson (’12) on being selected into the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
  • Spicer named NAIA All-American First Team, Hoglund tabbed to Third Team
    March 15, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team finished the season in its fourth-straight trip to the NAIA Men’s National Basketball Tournament, two players were named to the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball All-America Team. Jason Spicer (Sioux Falls, S.D.) was named First Team All-American, while Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) was named Third Team, it was announced by the NAIA Thursday.
  • Tigers season ends in closing seconds of NAIA National Tournament
    March 09, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With 16.9 seconds to play, Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) brought the ball up the court and swung the ball around the top of the key and found Nygel Drury (Madison, Wis.) for the game-winning 3-pointer, but the shot fell short. The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team fell to the College of Idaho, 62-60 in the second round of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Cypress Risk Management, Friday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • DWU prepared to make run in fourth-consecutive tournament appearance
    March 08, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team battled down the stretch to earn themselves their fourth-straight trip to the 2018 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship. The Tigers racked up 22 wins this year, which is the fourth-consecutive year with 20 or more wins in a season.
  • Hot shooting propels DWU to second round
    March 08, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The No. 5 seed Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team used an 8-0 run to take an early lead, and never looked back as they defeated No. 4 seed Governors State University (Ill.) 84-67 in the first round of the 2018 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Cypress Risk Management, Thursday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Four Tigers named to All-GPAC Teams
    February 28, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Four members of the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team were tabbed with All-Conference honors in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Jason Spicer (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) were named All-GPAC First Team, while Trae Vandeberg (Madison, S.D.) was named All-GPAC Second Team and Nygel Drury (Madison, S.D.) was named All-GPAC Honorable Mention, it was announced by the conference Wednesday.
  • Tigers drop GPAC Semifinal matchup
    February 24, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was unable to overcome an early deficit as they fell to No. 6 Morningside College, 89-59 Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • No. 18 DWU shoots past Hastings in GPAC Tournament play
    February 21, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After shooting 61 percent from the field in the first half, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team defeated (RV) Hastings College, 87-67 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament matchup Wednesday in Mitchell.
  • No. 17 Tigers cruise past Bulldogs on the road
    February 17, 2018
    with an 80-53 victory over Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent Concordia University Saturday in Seward, Neb.
  • No. 17 DWU uses late surge to down No. 10 Red Raiders
    February 14, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – With less than five minutes to play, the No. 17 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team used a 15-4 run to close out the game and defeat Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent, No. 10 Northwestern College 85-69 Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • DWU/Culver’s Classic boys and girls pairings
    February 07, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The following are the matchups for the boys and girls pairings in the DWU/Culver’s Classic to be played Friday and Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • DWU drops heartbreaker in closing seconds
    February 07, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Up by eight points, the No. 17 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team did not score in the final 1:33 as No. 10 Morningside College made a last-second shot to down DWU, 84-83 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • No. 18 DWU takes down No. 4 Chargers on the road
    February 03, 2018
    Sioux City, Iowa – In a battle of top-20 teams, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team and No. 4 Briar Cliff University did not disappoint, as DWU went on to win 88-73 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • DWU basketball to host ninth annual DWU/Culver’s Classic
    February 01, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department is excited to announce the teams that will be competing in the ninth annual DWU/Culver’s Classic on Feb. 9 and 10 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.
  • Offense propels No. 18 Tigers past Lancers
    January 31, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – With 11:30 remaining in the contest, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team found their offensive rhythm as they went on an 18-2 run on their way to defeating Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Mount Marty College, 94-63 Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • DWU drops home bout against Hastings
    January 27, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Down by seven points with two minutes to play, the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team mounted a late comeback, but fell short to Hastings College, 71-69 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 19 DWU routs Doane with second-half surge
    January 20, 2018
    CRETE, Neb. – The No. 19 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team overpowered Doane University on both ends of the court on their way to a 94-64 victory in a Great Plains Athletic Conference road contest Saturday in Crete, Neb.
  • Comeback falls short as No. 19 Tigers fall at Dordt
    January 17, 2018
    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – The No. 19 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team took a 24-13 lead midway through the first half, but were unable to hold off Dordt College in Great Plains Athletic Conference play as they fell 78-66 Wednesday in Sioux Center, Iowa.
  • Hoglund tallies 1,000th-career point as No. 19 Tigers cruise over Warriors
    January 14, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 19 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team got off to a hot start Sunday afternoon and never trailed as they handled Midland University, 95-78 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • Spicer ties career-high as Tigers drop GPAC contest to Northwestern
    January 10, 2018
    ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Down by eight points with five minutes left in the game, the No. 19 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team looked poised to make a run as they did many times throughout the game. However, No. 10 Northwestern College was able to hold off any run as DWU fell 95-86 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Wednesday night in Orange City, Iowa.
  • DWU takes care of No. 10 Morningside in critical GPAC bout
    January 03, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 20 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team hosted No. 10 Morningside College and defeated the Mustangs after Trae Vandeberg (Madison, S.D.) notched six 3-pointers, lifting the Tigers to an 85-75 Great Plains Athletic Conference victory Wednesday night at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 20 Tigers handle in-state rival Dakota State
    December 30, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 20 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team faced Dakota State University in the final game of the Mike Miller Classic and defeated its in-state rival, 78-55 Saturday night at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • Hot shooting propels No. 20 Tigers over Bobcats in Mike Miller Classic
    December 29, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – With 9:30 remaining in the game, the No. 20 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team led by 18 points before Peru State College attempted a comeback that cut the DWU lead to five points with a minute left. However, free-throw shooting allowed DWU to put the game away down the stretch as they won 97-87 at the Mike Miller Classic Friday night at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • Four Tigers hit the double-digit scoring mark in victory over Johnson and Wales
    December 20, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Down by three points at halftime, the No. 20 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team notched 56 second-half points, topping Johnson and Wales University-North Miami 100-92 on Wednesday in the Marietta Rappaport Holiday Classic in West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Tigers tame Seahawks in Florida
    December 19, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Holding the home team to just one 3-pointer, the No. 20 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team halted (RV) Keiser University 76-60 on Tuesday in the Marietta Rappaport Holiday Classic in West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • No. 5 Briar Cliff holds off No. 20 DWU men
    December 16, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – It was nothing short of a top-20 matchup on Saturday. However, the No. 5 Briar Cliff University men’s basketball team tallied 13 points in the final five minutes to top the No. 20 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team 86-83 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • Spicer nets double-double as Tigers top Hastings on the road
    December 09, 2017
    HASTINGS, Neb. – Jason Spicer (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) combined for 41 points, pacing the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team over Hastings College 86-63 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play Saturday in Hastings, Neb.
  • Defense shines as Tiger men top Mount Marty
    December 06, 2017
    YANKTON, S.D. – Holding its opponent to under 20 points in the second half, the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team cruised to a 72-41 victory over in-state rival Mount Marty College Wednesday in Great Plains Athletic Conference play in Yankton, S.D.
  • Tiger men halt Doane in conference play
    December 02, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – With 4:36 remaining in the game, Jason Spicer (Sioux Falls, S.D.) sparked life into the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team with a crucial three-point shot followed by a layup to extend the lead and down Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Doane University, 89-76 Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
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