ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced its 2013-14 men's basketball schedule today. Each of the eight teams will play a 14-game double round-robin schedule beginning Thursday, Jan. 9.
Thursday/Saturday games are scheduled for eight weeks, with each team playing either a home or road contest against its travel partner on two of those weeks.
South Dakota State begins defense of its league title with a contest at IUPUI and tournament runner-up North Dakota State plays at Fort Wayne on opening night. Two days later, league newcomer Denver makes its Summit League debut with a game at South Dakota and last season's regular season co-champion Western Illinois hosts Omaha.
The first rematch of the 2013 Summit League Basketball Championship Game comes Saturday, Jan. 25 when South Dakota State hosts North Dakota State. On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Bison and Jackrabbits meet in Fargo.
The Summit League's regular season concludes with a full slate of Feb. 27 and March 1 games. Pairings for the final day of the regular season include: Denver at North Dakota State, Fort Wayne at Omaha, IUPUI at Western Illinois and South Dakota at South Dakota State.
The 2014 Summit League Men's Basketball Championships are set for March 8-11 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.