Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
|Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference Basketball Championship|
The Summit League Conference Tournament logo (2008–present)
|Number of teams||8|
|Current stadium||Denny Sanford Premier Center|
|Current location||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|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.
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& Individual session attendance record (11,235)
- Known as Missouri State since 2005.
- Now branded as UIC.
- Now Purdue Fort Wayne.
Performance by school
|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|
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.
- "#SummitMBB Year End Notebook". The Summit League. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2017-04-13.