|South Dakota Coyotes|
|University||University of South Dakota|
|Head coach||Todd Lee (3rd season)|
|Location||Vermillion, South Dakota|
|Arena||Sanford Coyote Sports Center |
|Colors||Red and White|
|NCAA Tournament Champions|
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1957*, 1958*, 1972*, 1990*, 1993*, 1994*, 1999*, 2000*, 2004*, 2005*, 2006*, 2007*, 2008*|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
1930, 1931, 1939, 1957, 1958, 1972, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007
The South Dakota Coyotes men's basketball team represents the University of South Dakota in NCAA Division I basketball. They are currently members of the Summit League. They are led by head coach Todd Lee and play their home games at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Prior to joining Division I beginning with the 2008–09 season, the Coyotes were members of NCAA Division II in the North Central Conference. They were Division II National Champions in 1958.
|South Dakota (Division II) (North Central Conference) (19??–2008)|
|1989–90||South Dakota||22–10||10–8||5th||NCAA Regional Third Place (D-II)|
|1992–93||South Dakota||25–5||16–2||1st||NCAA Elite Eight (D-II)|
|1993–94||South Dakota||24–6||15–3||1st||NCAA Elite Eight (D-II)|
|1998–99||South Dakota||23–6||14–4||1st||NCAA Second Round (D-II)|
|1999–00||South Dakota||22–6||13–5||1st||NCAA Second Round (D-II)|
|2003–04||South Dakota||22–10||8–6||T–3rd||NCAA Second Round (D-II)|
|2004–05||South Dakota||27–6||8–4||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen (D-II)|
|2005–06||South Dakota||20–10||7–5||3rd||NCAA First Round (D-II)|
|2006–07||South Dakota||23–7||10–2||T–1st||NCAA First Round (D-II)|
|2007–08||South Dakota||22–7||7–5||3rd||NCAA First Round (D-II)|
|South Dakota (Division I) (Independent) (2008–2009)|
|South Dakota (Great West Conference) (2008–2011)|
|2009–10||South Dakota||22–10||11–1||1st||CIT First Round|
|South Dakota (The Summit League) (2011–present)|
|2016–17||South Dakota||22–12||12–4||1st||NIT First Round|
|2017–18||South Dakota||26–9||11–3||2nd||CBI First Round|
|Division I record:||164–153 (.517)||78–72 (.520)|
Postseason invitational champion
NCAA Division II Tournament results
The Coyotes have appeared in 13 NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 17–12. The Coyotes won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1958.
National Championship Game
Southwest Missouri State
Regional 3rd Place
Regional 3rd Place
New Hampshire College
W 66–64 OT
L 96–100 3OT
North Dakota State
|2000||Regional Semifinals||Wayne State||L 73–76|
|2006||Regional Quarterfinals||Winona State||L 69–81|
|2007||Regional Quarterfinals||Nebraska-Kearney||L 91–95|
|2008||Regional Quarterfinals||Northern State||L 69–70|
† - Jackson State, citing policy of the Mississippi Board of Trustees, was compelled to withdraw from the Tournament rather than competing in an interracial contest. This would be the only time such an occurrence would directly mar the tournament, and Jackson State themselves would return to the Tournament in 1964.
NAIA Tournament results
The Coyotes have appeared in one NAIA Tournament. Their record is 0–1.
|1950||First Round||East Texas State||L 54–55|
The Coyotes have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 0–1.
|2017||First Round||Iowa||L 75–87|
The Coyotes have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 0–1.
|2010||First Round||Creighton||L 78–89|
The Coyotes have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2018||First Round||North Texas||L 77–90|
|1973||5||4||73||Chuck Iverson||Seattle SuperSonics|
- University of South Dakota Graphic Standards and Editorial Guide. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- North Central Conference (2008). "2008 North Central Conference men's basketball record book" (PDF). North Central Conference. p. 19. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- "Great West Conference Men's Basketball Homepage". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- Miller, Patrick B.; Wiggins, David Kenneth (2004-01-01). Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth-century America. Psychology Press. ISBN 9780415946117.
- South Dakota NBA draft history
- University of South Dakota (2009). "Coyotes Men's Basketball 2009–10 Media & Recruiting Guide" (PDF). University of South Dakota. p. 72. Retrieved 18 March 2012.[permanent dead link]