Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament Matchups
by Zach Borg, Weekend Sports Anchor
March 03, 2013 12:18 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament in Sioux Falls will open with a South Dakota doubleheader. SDSU and USD will both play on the tournament's first day.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits, defending tournament champions and co-champions of the Summit League during the regular season, draw IUPUI in the first round next Saturday at 6 PM. SDSU swept the regular season series with ease, winning 80-65 at Indianapolis on January 19th and 82-45 in Brookings on February 14th.
The South Dakota Coyotes will immediately follow at 8:30 PM against Summit League regular season co-champion Western Illinois. USD, making their first ever appearance in the postseason tournament, was swept by Western in two tightly contested regular season meetings. WIU beat the Coyotes 73-71 at the Dakota Dome on November 29th in the conference opener. Both teams concluded the regular season in Macomb last night, with Western pulling out another two point win, 61-59.
Here is the complete schedule of games.SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULEQUARTERFINALS
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
-#1 SDSU vs. #8 IUPUI, 6 PM
-#2 Western Illinois vs. #7 USD, 8:30 PMSUNDAY, MARCH 10
-#4 Oakland vs. #5 IPFW, 6 PM
-#3 NDSU vs. #6 UMKC, 8:30 PMSEMIFINALS
MONDAY, MARCH 11
-SDSU/IUPUI vs. Oakland/IPFW, 6 PM
-WIU/USD vs. NDSU/UMKC, 8:30 PMCHAMPIONSHIPTUESDAY, MARCH 12 @ 8 PM