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)
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceSummit League
Number of teamsTop 8 out of 9 conference teams
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumDenny Sanford Premier Center
Current locationSioux Falls, South Dakota
Played1984–present
Last contest2019
Current championNorth Dakota State Bison
Most championshipsValparaiso Crusaders (8)
TV partner(s)Midco Sports Net, ESPN3, ESPN2
Official websiteTheSummitLeague.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, the top 8 men's basketball teams in the Summit League receive a berth in the conference tournament (barring NCAA sanctions). After the 16-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 Score Runner-Up MVP Venue Location Notes
1984 Western Illinois 73–64 Cleveland State Todd Hutcheson, WIU Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1985 Eastern Illinois 75–64 Southwest Missouri State[a] None chosen Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri First rounds at campus sites
1986 Cleveland State 70–66 Eastern Illinois Kevin Duckworth, EIU Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1987 Southwest Missouri State[a] 90–87 Cleveland State Winston Garland, SMS Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1988 Not held
1989 Southwest Missouri State[a] 73–67 Illinois-Chicago[b] Hubert Henderson, SMS Hammons Student Center Springfield, Missouri
1990 Northern Iowa 53–45 Green Bay Jason Reese, UNI UNI-Dome Cedar Falls, Iowa
1991 Green Bay 56–39 Northern Illinois Tony Bennett, UWGB Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena Green Bay, Wisconsin
1992 Eastern Illinois 83–68 Illinois-Chicago[b] Steve Rowe, EIU CSU Convocation Center Cleveland, Ohio
1993 Wright State 94–88 Illinois-Chicago[b] Bill Edwards, WSU Nutter Center Dayton, Ohio
1994 Green Bay 61–56 Illinois-Chicago[b] Sherell Ford, UIC Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois
1995 Valparaiso 88–85 (3OT) Western Illinois Bryce Drew, VU Athletics-Recreation Center Valparaiso, Indiana First rounds at campus sites
1996 Valparaiso 75–52 Western Illinois Bryce Drew, VU The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
1997 Valparaiso 63–59 Western Illinois Janthony Joseph, WIU The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
1998 Valparaiso 67–48 Youngstown State Bryce Drew, VU The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
1999 Valparaiso 73–69 Oral Roberts Milo Stovall, VU The MARK of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
2000 Valparaiso 71–62 Southern Utah Luboš Bartoň, VU Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana
2001 Southern Utah 62–59 Valparaiso Fred House, USU Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana
2002 Valparaiso 88–55 IUPUI Milo Stovall, VU Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana
2003 IUPUI 66–64 Valparaiso Josh Murray, IUPUI Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
2004 Valparaiso 75–70 IUPUI Odell Bradley, IUPUI Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
2005 Oakland 61–60 Oral Roberts Rawle Marshall, OU Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2006 Oral Roberts 85–72 Chicago State Ken Tutt, ORU Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2007 Oral Roberts 71–67 Oakland Ken Tutt, ORU Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2008 Oral Roberts 71–64 IUPUI Moses Ehambe, ORU Union Multipurpose Activity Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2009 North Dakota State 66–64 Oakland Ben Woodside, NDSU Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2010 Oakland 76–64 IUPUI Derick Nelson, OU Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2011 Oakland 90–76 Oral Roberts Keith Benson, OU Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2012 South Dakota State 52–50 (OT) Western Illinois Nate Wolters, SDSU Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2013 South Dakota State 73–67 North Dakota State Nate Wolters, SDSU Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2014 North Dakota State 60–57 IPFW[c] Taylor Braun, NDSU Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2015 North Dakota State 57–56 South Dakota State Lawrence Alexander, NDSU Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2016 South Dakota State 67–59 North Dakota State Mike Daum, SDSU Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2017 South Dakota State 79–77 Omaha Mike Daum, SDSU Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2018 South Dakota State 97–87 South Dakota Mike Daum, SDSU Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2019 North Dakota State 73–63 Omaha Vinnie Shahid, NDSU 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 4 2009, 2014, 2015, 2019
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 35

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.