Brackets set for the Summit League basketball tournament starting Friday in Sioux Falls

The Oral Roberts men and South Dakota State women are top seeds in the nationally televised event at the Premier Center.

The Summit League tournament women's schedule.
The Summit League

Sioux Falls, get ready. The Summit League tournament brackets are set.

Oral Roberts went unbeaten in league play to cruise to the top seed on the men's side, while South Dakota State's women did the same.

This year the tournament expands to five days (March 3-7), with a pair of play-in games on Friday. St. Thomas is participating in the tournament, but they are not yet postseason eligible, so if either St. Thomas team were to win the tournament, the league's regular season champion would get the Summit's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Here's the schedule. All games are at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

No. 8 St. Thomas (7-11, 12-16) vs No. 9 Western Illinois (5-13, 10-19), 12:30 p.m.
No. 7 Denver (8-10, 12-17) vs. No. 10 Kansas City (3-15, 7-22), 3 p.m.


No. 1 SDSU (18-0, 25-5) vs. UST/WIU, 12:30 p.m.
No. 2 NDSU (12-6, 18-10) vs. DU/UMKC, 3 p.m.

No. 4 USD (10-8, 14-15) vs. No. 5 ORU (8-10, 11-18), 12:30 p.m.
No. 3 UND (11-7, 18-10) vs. No. 6 Omaha (8-10, 13-16), 3 p.m.

Semifinal 1, 12:30 p.m.
Semifinal 2, 3 p.m.

Championship, 1 p.m.

South Dakota State's Alex Arians (34) looks to pass to Matt Dentlinger (left), while Oral Roberts' Max Abmas (3) and Connor Vanover (35) defend during a Summit League basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 at Frost Arena in Brookings.
Matt Zimmer/Forum News Service

No. 8 Denver (6-12, 15-16) vs. No. 9 North Dakota (6-12, 12-19), 6 p.m.
No. 7 Kansas City (7-11, 11-20) vs. No. 10 Omaha (4-14, 8-22), 8:30 p.m.

No. 1 Oral Roberts (27-4, 18-0) vs. DU/UND, 6 p.m.
No. 2 South Dakota State (18-12, 13-5) vs. UMKC/UNO, 8:30 p.m.

No. 4 Western Illinois (9-9, 16-13) vs. No. 5 St. Thomas (9-9, 18-13), 6 p.m.
No. 3 North Dakota State (11-7, 14-16) vs. No. 6 South Dakota (7-11, 12-18), 8:30 p.m.

Semifinal 1, 6 p.m.
Semifinal 2, 8:30 p.m.


Championship, 8 p.m.

Matt Zimmer is a Sioux Falls native and longtime sports writer. He graduated from Washington High School where he played football, legion baseball and developed his lifelong love of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, he returned to Sioux Falls, began a long career in amateur baseball and started working as a sports freelancer. Zimmer was hired as a sport reporter at the Argus Leader in 2004, where he covered Sioux Falls high schools and colleges before moving to the South Dakota State University beat in 2014.
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