ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced its 2013-14 women'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, five-time tournament champions, begins its quest for its six-straight title against regular season runner-up IUPUI in Brookings on Jan. 9. Also on opening weekend, league newcomer Denver battles tournament runner-up South Dakota in Vermillion on Jan. 11.
The first rematch of the 2013 Summit League Basketball Championship Game takes place Feb. 2, when South Dakota State hosts in-state rival South Dakota. The Jackrabbits and Coyotes will meet in Vermillion for both teams' final regular season contest on March 1.
In addition to the USD-SDSU game in Vermillion, the other pairings for the final day of the regular season are: North Dakota State at Denver, Omaha at Fort Wayne and Western Illinois at IUPUI.
The 2014 Summit League Women's Basketball Championship is 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.