#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook (Dec. 2)

#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook (Dec. 2)

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Dec. 2
    Southwestern Christian at Oral Roberts    Noon
    Detroit at Fort Wayne    7 p.m.
    North Dakota State at 23/25 Mississippi State    7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
    Western Illinois at Southeast Missouri State    11 a.m.
    Cal State Fullerton at Denver    6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4
    Fort Wayne at Chicago State    Noon
    Indiana State at IUPUI    7 p.m. (ESPN3/HTSN)
    South Dakota State at 25/RV Arkansas    7 p.m.
    UNI at South Dakota    7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 5
    Omaha at Eastern Illinois    6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6
    Kansas City at Denver    1 p.m.
    Cal State Fullerton at South Dakota    2 p.m.
    Eastern Michigan at Oral Roberts    2 p.m.
    South Dakota State at Northern Colorado    2 p.m.
    Northern Kentucky at Fort Wayne    4:30 p.m.
    Western Illinois at UIC    7 p.m.
    North Dakota at North Dakota State    7 p.m. (MeTV)
Sunday, Dec. 7
    IUPUI at Indiana    2 p.m.
    Omaha at Milwaukee    2 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 8
    Mayville State at North Dakota State    7 p.m.
    Air Force at Denver    7 p.m.

All times local to site


LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Tuesday, Nov. 25
    
Western Illinois 71, Kansas City 48
    Coastal Carolina 90, Fort Wayne 63
    IUPUI 87, SIU Edwardsville 76
    Colorado 77, Denver 49
Wednesday, Nov. 26
    North Dakota 72, Omaha 52
    UALR 54, Oral Roberts 43
Friday, Nov. 28
    $ North Dakota State 79, Northeastern 72
    % Siena 78, Denver 62
    ^ North Carolina A&T 47, Oral Roberts 38
    Northern Colorado 67, Omaha 58
    ! Texas Southern 71, IUPUI 61
Saturday, Nov. 29
    % Belmont 72, Denver 43
    ! Montana State 80, IUPUI 74
    $ North Dakota State 60, NJIT 48
    ^ Oral Roberts 73, Austin Peay 60
    North Dakota 85, Western Illinois 77
    & South Dakota State 55, Northern Illinois 42
Sunday, Nov. 30
    & South Dakota State 65, UNLV 59
    South Dakota 69, Marquette 65
Monday, Dec. 1
    Omaha 68, Peru State 54

KEY
% Denver Thanksgiving Tournament (Denver, Colo.)
$ Florida Atlantic Holiday Tournament (Boca Raton, Fla.)
^ Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
! CSUN Tournament (Northridge, Calif.)
& Lady Rebel Round-Up (Las Vegas, Nev.)


PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Vicky McIntyre, C, Oral Roberts
16.5 rpg, 15.3 ppg, 5.0 bpg, 1.3 apg, 63% FG, 93% FT
-- 27 rebounds vs. APSU set a new single-game league record and is tops in the nation this season.
-- Ranked first in the country with 4.86 blocked shots per 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


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

27       Blocks by Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre on 11/29 vs. APSU, setting a new single-game league record

100     Percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR), tied for national-best, in the latest NCAA data period (2007-14)

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


> RANKINGS
• Nation's 4th-best home attendance improvement (+9) since 2009-10
• Recorded a .484 (62-66) non-league win percentage, 2nd-best on record
• Nation's 4th-best D-I win percentage improvement (+9) since 2009-10
• Finished '14 at No. 16 in the Sagarin Ratings, the highest since 2005-06
• First run of three consecutive top-21 league RPI finishes since 2001-04
• All-time year-end high in Mid-Major Top 25 poll (No. 9 SDSU) in '13-14
• IUPUI (No. 24) reached an all-time high in Mid-Major Top 25 in '13-14
    
> RPI GAINS
• Nation's 2nd-best RPI ranking improvement (+10) since 2009-10    
• 3-straight top-21 RPI finishes for the first time since 2001-04
• Finished '13-14 season with 2 teams ranked in top-120 (No. 42 SDSU)

> MEASURING UP AGAINST ITS PEERS
• Owns a .498 winning percentage vs. mid-majors since '11
• .500+ winning percentage vs. mid-majors 2 out of the last 3 years

> TOURNAMENT SUCCESS
• Top-5 overall league tournament attendance figures all came since '09
• Top-5 women's championship game attendance figures all came since '09
• Set a new tournament semifinal session attendance record (5,871) in '14
• Playing league-record 7th consecutive tourney in Sioux Falls in '15
• Moving into new 12,000-seat, $115 million venue for '15 tourney

> NEW LEAGUE SINGLE-GAME RECORD
Oral Roberts senior center Vicky McIntyre set a new Summit League single-game record with 27 rebounds in the win over Austin Peay on Nov. 29. She broke the record of 23 rebounds set by UIC's Angela Gilbert set nearly 22 years ago on Jan. 31, 1993.

NATIONAL THREE-POINT STREAK....
The Fort Wayne Mastodons have made a three-point field goal in 470 straight contests, a stretch that ended the season as the third-longest active streak in NCAA Division I.
    Rank    Team    Streak    Upcoming Game(s)
    1.    Iowa State    617    vs. Stony Brook
    2.    Sam Houston State    566    vs. Texas Southern; at Louisiana
    3.    Fort Wayne    470    vs. Detroit; at Chicago St.; vs. NKU

1,000 CAREER POINT SCORERS
Four league players have reached the 1,000 career point plateau thus far this season. They include:
    • Morgan Van Riper-Rose, Denver
    • Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota
    • Megan Waytashek, South Dakota State
    • Ashley Luke, Western Illinois

THIS AND THAT
• Since joining The Summit League, SDSU has a combined 175-64 (.732) overall record and 102-18 (.850) league mark.
• SDSU has been ranked in the Mid-Major Top 25 Poll 49 of the last 50 weeks.
• WIU's Ashley Luke was named one-of-10 Mid-Major players to watch this season by ESPNW.com.
• North Dakota State (Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic) and South Dakota State (Lady Rebel Round-Up) earned tournament titles this season.
• IUPUI's Shaquira Scott, NDSU's Marena Whittle and Brooke LeMar and SDSU's Mariah Clarin (MVP) have earned all-tournament team nods this year.

FAST FACTS
• DU became just the third No. 6 seed to reach the championship game.
• USD players have earned Tournament MVP honors the last two seasons.
• All 14 players on SDSU's roster hail from Minnesota or South Dakota.
• WIU's Ashley Luke was featured in the August edition of SLAM Magazine.

ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS
• Have had at least two Academic All-Americans for the last three years.
• Have had three NACDA I-AAA Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
• 100 percent graduation success rate (2007-14).

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 25
    Kansas City at Western Illinois    11 a.m.
    Fort Wayne at Coastal Carolina    7 p.m.
    SIU Edwardsville at IUPUI    7 p.m.
    Colorado at Denver    7 p.m. (ROOT Sports)
Wednesday, Nov. 26
    North Dakota at Omaha    2 p.m.
    Oral Roberts at UALR    5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 28
    % Siena at Denver    2:30 p.m.
    $ North Dakota State vs. Northeastern    3:30 p.m.
    ^ Oral Roberts vs. North Carolina A&T    5:30 p.m.
    ! IUPUI vs. Texas Southern    5:30 p.m.
    Northern Colorado at Omaha    7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29
    & South Dakota State vs. Northern Illinois    2:30 p.m.
    North Dakota at Western Illinois    4:30 p.m.
    % Akron/Belmont at Denver    TBA
    ! IUPUI vs. Cal State Northridge/Montana State    TBA
    $ North Dakota State vs. Florida Atlantic/NJIT    TBA
    ^ Oral Roberts vs. Austin Peay/Southern Mississippi    TBA
Sunday, Nov. 30
    South Dakota at Marquette    2 p.m.
    & South Dakota State vs. Delaware State/UNLV    TBA
Monday, Dec. 1
    Peru State at Omaha    7 p.m.

KEY
% Denver Thanksgiving Tournament (Denver, Colo.)
$ Florida Atlantic Holiday Tournament (Boca Raton, Fla.)
^ Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
! CSUN Tournament (Northridge, Calif.)
& Lady Rebel Round-Up (Las Vegas, Nev.)

All times local to site