#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook (Nov. 18)

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Nov. 18
    
Grace College at Fort Wayne    11:30 a.m.
    Eastern Illinois at IUPUI    7 p.m.
    Creighton at South Dakota State    7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
    
North Dakota State at Western Michigan    7 p.m.
    South Dakota at Portland State    7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20
    Western Illinois at Chicago State    7:05 p.m.
    South Dakota at Washington    7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21
    Evansville at Fort Wayne    7 p.m.
    Tulsa at Oral Roberts    7 p.m.
    Graceland at Omaha    7 p.m.
    Denver at Wyoming    7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22
    South Dakota State at 18/20 DePaul    7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23
    Western Illinois at Florida Atlantic    2 p.m.
    IUPUI at 15/17 Michigan State    2 p.m.
    Fort Wayne at USC Upstate    3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24
    Sam Houston State at South Dakota State    6 p.m.
    Missouri State at Oral Roberts    7 p.m.
    UC Irvine at South Dakota    7 p.m.

All times local to site


LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Friday, Nov. 14
    North Dakota State 74, Kent State 68
    Illinois 70, Fort Wayne 63
    12/11 Louisville 89, IUPUI 69
    8/9 Baylor 101, Oral Roberts 60
    South Dakota 83, Drake 78
    South Dakota State 75, BYU 65

Saturday, Nov. 15
    Missouri 89, Western Illinois 52
    Omaha 59, Alcorn State 39

Sunday, Nov. 16
    Kansas 68, South Dakota 60
    Milwaukee 77, North Dakota State 73
    Hawai'i 60, Denver 58

Monday, Nov. 17
    4/4 Tennessee 91, Oral Roberts 39
    Western Illinois 89, William Woods 42
    Air Force 65, Omaha 57


PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Raeshel Contreras, G, South Dakota
20.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 28.0 mpg, 52% FG 53% 3FG, 70% FT
--First career honor

Keshyra McCarver, F, Fort Wayne
22.0 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 50% FG, 92% FT
--First career honor
--Eight offensive rebounds
--14 boards were most in program history for a freshman in her first game


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

22       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.