BHSU men’s and women’s basketball teams gearing up for 2021-22 season

SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s basketball programs have always shared one thing in common: consistency.

Expect no different from the Yellow Jackets this season.        

Coaches from Black Hills State University held a media day press conference on Monday afternoon to talk about the upcoming winter and spring sports seasons.

Last year, the BH men’s basketball team finished third in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with an 11-7 overall record.

The Yellow Jackets made it all the way to the semifinals of the RMAC Tournament where they lost to the Colorado School of Mines.

When it comes to the women’s team, the Lady Yellow jackets finished 12-8 in the conference last season and 14-9 overall.

Black Hills State was also crowned the RMAC Tournament champions for the first time ever in school history after the title game was deemed a no contest due to COVID-19 protocols.

Here’s what both coaches had to say about their expectations for the upcoming season.

“We certainly feel like we can play with anyone and hopefully we make enough big plays in those big games and that’ll come down to some close games,” said BHSU men’s basketball coach Ryan Thompson. “Certainly, Colorado Mines and Colorado Mesa, those two teams we know will be right there. They bring a lot of guys back and they’re both very well coached teams.” 

“I do think the newness with all the eight new kids we have, I feel like there’s that learning curve and that growth,” said BHSU women’s basketball coach Mark Nore. “And I think by the end of the season, I think we’ll be right there. But it’s going to take some time. We’re going to deal with some stuff obviously. But we’re excited about the team.” 

The Black Hills State men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold a pre-season event on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The scrimmage will tip off at 6 p.m. at the Young Center in Spearfish.

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