Thanksgiving week finds SDSU Jackrabbits winter sports cranking up, with both basketball teams in action, wrestling off for the week, and the swim teams idle until January.
After facing two of the top twenty teams in the country and coming away with a 1-2 record, Scott Nagy’s Rabbits have two home games this week. On Thanksgiving Day night, SDSU hosts Southeast Missouri State[*1] in the Jackrabbits’ home opener. Medary.com sees a home opener win from this young and entertaining Jackrabbits team against the SEMO Redhawks.
Then, next Monday night, the 28th, the Rabbits host a Cal State Fullerton[*2] team which is picked to win the Big West Conference. The Titans present a big challenge for the Jacks in the first of this home-and-home matchup (the Jacks play their final season game at Fullerton). It will be an upset, but we’ll root for the Rabbits to successfully defend the home court against the Titans.
After a big win against Nebraska and a disappointing squeaker loss to Drake, Aaron Johnston’s squad heads to Ft. Collins with a 1-1 record to participate in Colorado State’s Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational. The Jacks play Colorado State[*3] on Friday night Nov. 25. The Rams are picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West Conference behind Utah, New Mexico, TCU, and UNLV. This is another winnable game for the Jackrabbits.
The Jackrabbits then play the Anteaters of UC Irvine[*4] on Monday night, Nov. 27th. The Anteaters are the fifth place pick by the coaches of the Big West Conference. Medary.com sees another win for the Rabbits against the Anteaters.
The next home action for the Rabbits is against Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 2.
The Jackrabbits are off until the Cliff Keen Invitational[*5] , December 2-3 in Las Vegas.
Women’s Swimming and Diving
The new Mid-Continent member Jackrabbits are off until a January 13th dual with Northern Colorado in Greeley.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
The Mid-Con Rabbit men’s swim team is off until a January 14th dual at Denver.