#SummitMBB 18 in 9 Countdown: South Dakota

#SummitMBB 18 in 9 Countdown: South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES


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FAST FACT

Last season's 12 victories and fifth-place league finish were program highs since entering The Summit League.


NOTEWORTHY

  •  The Coyotes return five of their top six scorers from last season, led by Brandon Bos (11.9 ppg).
  •  South Dakota returns the league's highest percentage of assists and second-highest scoring percentage from last season.
  •  First-year head coach Craig Smith, who served as an assistant coach at Nebraska, is just the third South Dakota head coach in 26 season, but the third coach in four seasons in The Summit League.

BLUE RIBBON COLLEGE BASKETBALL YEARBOOK

Forecast: 6th
Analysis Excerpts: Anybody who spends time speaking with [Craig] Smith can't help but believe South Dakota is going to make progress this season. They may not be in contention for the Summit title, but the Coyotes are going to make some teams' lives difficult throughout the season. Expect a tougher and more aggressive team, and don't be surprised if it pulls some upsets.

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, the "bible" of preseason preview publications, is now in its 34th printing. To see the complete version of this team preview, as well as 344 other Division I profile, order the 400-page 2014-15 edition at www.blueribbonyearbookonline.com or by calling 877-807-4857.