THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Valparaiso at South Dakota 7 p.m.
Western Illinois at Bradley 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Fort Wayne at Indiana 7 p.m.
Green Bay at South Dakota State 7 p.m. (MidcoSN)
Thursday, Dec. 11
IU-Kokomo at IUPUI 7 p.m.
North Dakota State at UNI 7 p.m.
Cal State Bakersfield at Omaha 7 p.m.
Denver at Colorado State 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12
Grand Canyon at Oral Roberts 7 p.m.
Eastern Illinois at Western Illinois 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13
Fort Wayne at 23/20 West Virginia 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14
Oral Roberts at Kansas State 1 p.m.
North Dakota State at New Mexico State 1 p.m.
SIU Edwardsville at Omaha 2 p.m.
IUPUI at Missouri State 2:05 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 15
Denver at Weber State Noon
Middle Tennessee at South Dakota State 7 p.m.
All times local to site
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Oral Roberts 88, Southwestern Christian 49
Detroit 81, Fort Wayne 74 (OT)
23/25 Mississippi State 109, North Dakota State 58
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Western Illinois 79, Southeast Missouri State 62
Thursday, Dec. 4
Fort Wayne 79, Chicago State 62
Indiana State 61, IUPUI 60
South Dakota State 80, 25/RV Arkansas 75 (OT)
Friday, Dec. 5
Eastern Illinois 77, Omaha 66
Saturday, Dec. 6
South Dakota 86, Cal State Fullerton 50
Oral Roberts 63, Eastern Michigan 62
Denver 74, Kansas City 66
South Dakota State 71, Northern Colorado 48
Fort Wayne 65, Northern Kentucky 59
UIC 67, Western Illinois 54
North Dakota 90, North Dakota State 87 (OT)
Sunday, Dec. 7
Indiana 68, IUPUI 55
Omaha 64, Milwaukee 61
Monday, Dec. 8
North Dakota State 83, Mayville State 66
Denver 107, Air Force 66
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Haley Seibert, G, Fort Wayne
19.0 ppg, 2.3 apg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 spg, 1.2 assist-turnover ratio, has made 51-straight FT
Megan Waytashek, G, South Dakota State
17.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 71% 3FG, 50% FG, 92% FT, helped SDSU defeat No. 25 Arkansas
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
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
Paige Bradley (G), Denver
Raeshel Contreras (G), South Dakota
Tia Hemiller (G), South Dakota
Taijhe Kelly (C), Omaha
Michelle Maher (G), Western Illinois
.565 Winning percentage vs. traditional mid-majors this season
10 Three-point field goals made by Denver's Morgan Van Riper-Rose (12/8) to set a new 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
19 Three-point field goals made by Denver (12/8 vs. Air Force), setting a new league record
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)
> NEW SINGLE-GAME LEAGUE RECORDS
Three new Summit League single-game records have been set this season:
• Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre grabbed 27 rebounds vs. APSU on Nov. 29
• Denver's Morgan Van Riper-Rose made 10 3-point field goals vs. Air Force on Dec. 8
• As a team, Denver connected on 19 3-pointers on Dec. 8 vs. Air Force
• 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
NATIONAL THREE-POINT STREAK....
The Fort Wayne Mastodons have made a three-point field goal in 473 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 618 at Iowa; vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
2. Sam Houston State 568 None
3. Fort Wayne 473 at Indiana; at West Virginia
1,000 CAREER POINT SCORERS
Five league players have reached the 1,000 career point plateau thus far this season. They include:
• Haley Seibert, Fort Wayne
• 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 177-64 (.734) overall record and 102-18 (.850) league mark.
• SDSU has been ranked in the Mid-Major Top 25 Poll 50 of the last 51 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.
• 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.
• 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).
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
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.