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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | October 14, 2016

Watch: South Dakota State coach takes on loose ball drill

South Dakota State head coach T.J. Otzelberger is in his first year at the helm for the Jackrabbits, and he’s taking an energetic approach with his team.

Loose ball drills aren’t usually a favorite among college basketball players, but when the head coach is getting down on the hardwood himself, it’s much easier to be enthused. See below:

Floor burns for days. South Dakota State went 26-8 last season and made the NCAA tournament; it reached the dance three of the last five years under former coach Scott Nagy. Team comradery was a big reason why, and Otzelberger is doing everything in his power to continue that mindset.

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After the 2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament featured only top-5 seeds filling out the first half of the Sweet 16, a pair of No. 6 seeds punched their tickets on Monday night. But that paled in comparison to the biggest upset of the night.
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13 notable teams who fell short in their NCAA conference tournaments

Loyola Chicago and South Dakota State were two of the notable teams who lost in their conference tournaments and fell short of an automatic bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
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2019 NCAA tournament: 5 possible Cinderella teams

What makes a good Cinderella? There’s a handful of teams in 2019 who share some of the same qualities of past Cinderellas. Before taking a Sharpie to your bracket, think about Wofford, Hofstra, VCU, Murray State and South Dakota State and their potential for upsets.
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