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
% 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
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
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
• 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.
• 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.