2012 The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 8
Site Sioux Falls Arena
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Champions South Dakota State (1st title)
Winning coach Scott Nagy (1st title)
MVP Nate Wolters (South Dakota State)
Television ESPN2, FCS,
Midco Sport Network
The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournaments
«2011  2013»
2011–12 The Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Oral Roberts 17 1   .944     27 7   .794
South Dakota State 15 3   .833     27 8   .771
Oakland 11 7   .611     20 16   .556
Western Illinois 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
North Dakota State 9 9   .500     17 14   .548
Southern Utah 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
IUPUI 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
* South Dakota 5 13   .278     10 18   .357
IPFW 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
UMKC 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
2012 Summit League tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2012 The Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament is the 2012 post-season tournament for The Summit League, an NCAA Division I athletic conference. The tournament will take place March 3–6, 2012 at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The winner will receive an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

This will be the final Summit League tournament for both Oral Roberts and Southern Utah, with ORU joining the Southland Conference and SUU joining the Big Sky Conference, respectively, for the 2012–13 basketball season.

Format[edit]

Out of the league's 10 teams, the top eight in the standings will qualify for the conference tournament. Teams will be seeded by conference record, with the following tiebreakers used if necessary:[1]

  1. Head-to-head competition
  2. Comparison of each tied team's record against the team occupying the highest position in the standings continuing down through the standings until a team gains an advantage.
  3. When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to that group's own tie-breaking procedure) rather than the performance against individual tied teams.
  4. If a tie still cannot be broken after applying criteria (1), (2) and (3), it will be broken by comparing each tied team's RPI (based upon the RPIRankings.com Report issued on the morning following the last regular season league game).

The following criteria should be applied to break ties between more than two teams:

  1. Head-to-head
  2. Each tied team's record shall be compared to the team or group (if two or more are tied) occupying the highest position in the standings continuing down through the standings until a team gains an advantage.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
March 3–4
Midco Sport Network/FCS
Semifinals
March 5
Midco Sport Network/FCS
Championship Game
March 6
ESPN2
                 
1 Oral Roberts 71
8 IPFW 67
1 Oral Roberts 53
4 Western Illinois 54
4 Western Illinois 58
5 North Dakota State 53
4 Western Illinois 50
2 South Dakota State 52OT
2 South Dakota State 77
7 IUPUI 56
2 South Dakota State 63
6 Southern Utah 47
3 Oakland 82
6 Southern Utah 84

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 SUMMIT LEAGUE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS". thesummitleague.org. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 

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