Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament

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Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Summit tournament logo.png
The Summit League Conference Tournament logo (2008–present)
Sport College basketball
Conference Summit League
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Denny Sanford Premier Center
Current location Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Played 1984–present
Last contest 2018
Current champion South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Most championships Valparaiso Crusaders (8)
TV partner(s) Midco Sports Net, ESPN3, ESPN2
Official website TheSummitLeague.org Men's Basketball

The Summit League men's basketball tournament is the post-season tournament for NCAA Division I conference Summit League. The winner of the tournament receives the Summit League's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. The tournament was first played in 1984, when the league was known as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities (AMCU). The league was also known as the Mid-Continent Conference from 1989–2007, after which it was renamed to The Summit League.

Format[edit]

Currently, all men's basketball teams in the Summit League receive a berth in the conference tournament (barring NCAA sanctions). After the 18-game conference season, teams are seeded by conference record with the following tie-breakers:

  • Head-to-head competition
  • Winning percentage vs. ranked conference teams (starting with #1 and moving down until the tie is broken)
  • Ratings Percentage Index
  • Coin flip

Tournament champions[edit]

& Individual session attendance record (11,235)[1]
Year Champion Runner-Up Venue Location Notes
1984 Western Illinois Cleveland State Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1985 Eastern Illinois Southwest Missouri State[a] Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri First rounds at campus sites
1986 Cleveland State Eastern Illinois Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1987 Southwest Missouri State[a] Cleveland State Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1988 Not held
1989 Southwest Missouri State[a] Illinois-Chicago[b] Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1990 Northern Iowa Green Bay UNI-Dome Cedar Falls, Iowa
1991 Green Bay Northern Illinois Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena Green Bay, Wisconsin
1992 Eastern Illinois Illinois-Chicago[b] CSU Convocation Center Cleveland, Ohio
1993 Wright State Illinois-Chicago[b] Nutter Center Dayton, Ohio
1994 Green Bay Illinois-Chicago[b] Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois
1995 Valparaiso Western Illinois Athletics-Recreation Center Valparaiso, Indiana First rounds at campus sites
1996 Valparaiso Western Illinois The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
1997 Valparaiso Western Illinois The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
1998 Valparaiso Youngstown State The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
1999 Valparaiso Oral Roberts The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
2000 Valparaiso Southern Utah Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana
2001 Southern Utah Valparaiso Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana
2002 Valparaiso IUPUI Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana
2003 IUPUI Valparaiso Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
2004 Valparaiso IUPUI Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
2005 Oakland Oral Roberts Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2006 Oral Roberts Chicago State Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2007 Oral Roberts Oakland Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2008 Oral Roberts IUPUI Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2009 North Dakota State Oakland Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2010 Oakland IUPUI Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2011 Oakland Oral Roberts Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2012 South Dakota State Western Illinois Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2013 South Dakota State North Dakota State Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2014 North Dakota State IPFW[c] Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2015 North Dakota State South Dakota State Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2016 South Dakota State North Dakota State Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2017 South Dakota State Omaha Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2018 South Dakota State South Dakota Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  1. ^ a b c Known as Missouri State since 2005.
  2. ^ a b c d Now branded as UIC.
  3. ^ Now Purdue Fort Wayne.

Performance by school[edit]

School Championships Winning years
Valparaiso 8 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004
South Dakota State 5 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
North Dakota State 3 2009, 2014, 2015
Oakland 3 2005, 2010, 2011
Oral Roberts 3 2006, 2007, 2008
Eastern Illinois 2 1985, 1992
Southwest Missouri State 2 1987, 1989
Wisconsin-Green Bay 2 1991, 1994
Western Illinois 1 1984
Cleveland State 1 1986
IUPUI 1 2003
Northern Iowa 1 1990
Southern Utah 1 2001
Wright State 1 1993
TOTAL 34

Teams in bold are currently in the Summit League. Oral Roberts left for the Southland Conference after the 2011–12 season, but returned for 2014–15.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#SummitMBB Year End Notebook". The Summit League. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2017-04-13.