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Exhibition schedule includes NCAA Division I and Big 12 team, Iowa State University.

The BHSU men’s basketball team has much to be excited about for the 2009-10 season and has scheduled some quality opponents to get themselves prepared for their Dakota Athletic Conference Schedule (DAC).  The exhibition games are highlighted once again with very tough NCAA Division I and II opponents starting November 2nd with a game at Big 12 Iowa State University.  BHSU will also play Division II powerhouses Northern State University (November 9th) and Metro State College in Denver, Colorado (December 19).

The regular season starts October 31st at home versus the 2009 NAIA Division I National Champions from Rocky Mountain College and is followed by home games on November 6th with Mount Marty College and national tournament participant Dakota Wesleyan on November 7th, who also returns 2 All-American players in Preston Broughton and Brady Wiebe.  Other opponents include NCAA Division II teams such as Chadron State (November 17) and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (December 29, Perkins Classic) both of these games will be at home in the Donald E. Young Center. 

Coach Sather had this to say about the 2009-10 men’s basketball schedule.  “We want to create a schedule that forces us to play at a high level every time we take the floor.   We believe the tough nonconference schedule will really help us prepare for the physical style in the DAC and the difficult travel conditions we will face in January and February.  It will be very challenging with some tremendous competition, but our goal is to improve everyday and get prepared to make another run at the DAC title with another opportunity to win a national championship.”

Last season the Yellow Jackets finished a school best 30-5 and won its first Dakota Athletic Conference championship and DAC tournament championship.  BHSU ran all the way to the National Semi-final game only to lose to the eventual champion Oklahoma Wesleyan.  With all five starters returning, three of which are All-Americans (Luke Enos, Will John Johnson, Cain Atkinson), and a deep bench, there is much to be excited about.   

For season ticket information and to reserve your new chair-back seat in the Young Center, call John Kietzmann at 605-642-6832.  New bleacher installation has provided 476 reserved chair-back seats for the 2009-10 men’s and women’s basketball season.  Please visit the schedule for up-to-date times and locations.