#SummitWBB Season Tip-Off Notebook (Nov. 13)

#SummitWBB Season Tip-Off Notebook (Nov. 13)

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Friday, November 14
    Kent State at North Dakota State    Noon
    Fort Wayne at Illinois    3 p.m.
    Louisville at IUPUI    5 p.m.
    Oral Roberts at Baylor    6 p.m. (FS Southwest+)
    South Dakota at Drake    7:05 p.m.
    BYU at South Dakota State    8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15
    Western Illinois at Missouri    2 p.m. (SEC Network+)
    Alcorn State at Omaha    2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16
    South Dakota at Kansas    2 p.m. (ESPN3/JTV)
    Milwaukee at North Dakota State    2 p.m.
    Hawai'i at Denver    2 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17
    Omaha at Air Force    7 p.m.
    Williams Woods at Western Illinois    7 p.m.
    Oral Roberts at Tennessee    8 p.m. (SEC Network+)

All times local to site


EXHIBITION RESULTS

Thursday, Oct. 30
    South Dakota State 77, South Dakota Tech 40

Saturday, Nov. 1
    Oral Roberts 69, Rockhurst 36
          
Thursday, Nov. 6
    Fort Wayne 98, Goshen 65
    Omaha 61, Rockhurst 55
    Western Illinois 71, William Jewell 63

Friday, Nov. 7
    North Dakota State 100, Bemidji State 47

Saturday, Nov. 8
    Oral Roberts 62, East Central 46
    South Dakota State 80, Northern State 64

Monday, Nov. 10
    IUPUI 109, Oakland City 65


PRESEASON POLLING
Selected in voting by coaches, SIDs and media

Rank    School (1st-place votes)    Pts.
    1.    South Dakota State (27)    513
    2.    South Dakota (4)    420
    3.    IUPUI    408
    4.    Western Illinois (1)    358
    5.    Denver    253
    6.    Fort Wayne    202
    7.    Oral Roberts    178
    8.    Omaha    165
    9.    North Dakota State    158

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Ashley Luke (F), Western Illinois

FIRST TEAM
    Brooke LeMar (G), North Dakota State
    Ashley Luke (F), Western Illinois
    Nevena Markovic (F/C), IUPUI
    Nicole Seekamp (G), South Dakota
    Haley Seibert (G), Fort Wayne
    Megan Waytashek (G/F), South Dakota State

SECOND TEAM
    Paige Bradley (G), Denver
    Raeshel Contreras (G), South Dakota
    Tia Hemiller (G), South Dakota
    Taijhe Kelly (C), Omaha
    Michelle Maher (G), Western Illinois


2         Wins over nationally-ranked teams (2013-14), the third time in history with multiple in same season

4         Summit League teams in postseason play (2013-14), tying an all-time high

5         Postseason tournament wins in 2013-14, a new all-time single-season league record

10       RPI gain in the past five season (2010-14), second-best nationally

16       Final Sagarin RPI ranking, the highest since the 2005-06 season

21       Current home court winning streak for South Dakota State, the fifth-longest in the nation

5,871  2014 league tournament semifinal session attendance, a new semifinal session record


POSTSEASON
The Summit League sent a record-tying four teams to the postseason a year ago in South Dakota (NCAA), IUPUI (WNIT), South Dakota State (WNIT) and Fort Wayne (WBI). It was the fifth-straight year  in which at least three teams earned postseason bids.

INSIDE THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Hosted by Tom Nieman, "Inside The Summit League" is a 30-minute weekly sports television magazine that includes highlights, news and features from The Summit League and its nine member institutions. 
   For listings in your area: thesummitleague.org/itsl
   To watch online: thesummitleague.org/itsl/watch

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Three-of-nine Summit League men's basketball teams, plus the league tournament, will open new or drastically renovated facilities over the next few seasons:
    Summit    '14-15  //  UNO    '15-16  //  USD    '15-16  //  NDSU   '16-17

WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The Summit League features the NCAA's most unique collection of one-of-a-kind nicknames among its member institutions. Within U.S. college athletics, three names are exclusively held by Summit League schools: Mastodons (Fort Wayne), Jackrabbits (South Dakota State) and Leathernecks (Western Illinois). In addition, the name Coyotes (South Dakota) is unique to NCAA Division I.