ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League has announced its 2014-15 women's basketball schedule today. Each of the nine teams will play a 16-game double round-robin schedule beginning Jan. 2.
League contests are scheduled for nine weeks with regular season games concluding on Saturday, Feb. 28.
South Dakota, the defending tournament champion, begins its quest for back-to-back titles at Omaha on Jan. 2. Also on opening weekend, five-time regular season and tournament champion South Dakota State hosts Denver, the 2014 tournament runner-up. League newcomer Oral Roberts travels to Fargo to face North Dakota State in its first league game since the 2011-12 season.
The first rematch of the 2014 Summit League Basketball Championship Game between South Dakota and Denver takes place Jan. 28 in Vermillion. The Coyotes and Pioneers will meet again on Feb. 18 in Denver.
Regular season champion South Dakota State travels to regular season runner-up IUPUI on Jan. 11 and hosts the Jaguars in the regular season finale Feb. 28.
In addition to the IUPUI-SDSU game in Brookings, the other pairings for the final day of the regular season are: Omaha at Denver, Fort Wayne at Oral Roberts and Western Illinois at South Dakota.
The 2015 Summit League Women's Basketball Championship is set for March 7-10 at the new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features women's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. In 2013-14, The Summit League tied its all-time high with four teams across three national postseason tournaments, recorded its highest combined postseason winning percentage and deepest postseason national tournament run, and had its best year-end Sagarin Ranking in a decade. The Summit League Basketball Championships, called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today and among the most attended tournaments in the nation, move into the brand-new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 7-10, 2015. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops, download The Summit League's Front Row app and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.