2010 Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2010 Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament was the 2010 post-season tournament for The Summit League, an NCAA Division I athletic conference. It was won by conference regular season champion Oakland University. Oakland defeated #2 seed IUPUI in the finals 76–64 behind Derick Nelson's career high 38 points.

2010 Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2009–10
Teams8
SiteSioux Falls Arena
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ChampionsOakland (2nd title)
Winning coachGreg Kampe (2nd title)
MVPDerick Nelson (Oakland)
Top scorerRobert Glenn (IUPUI)
(66 points)
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2011 →
2009–10 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
†-Oakland 17 1   .944     26 9   .743
x-IUPUI 15 3   .833     25 11   .694
x-Oral Roberts 13 5   .722     20 13   .606
x-South Dakota St. 10 8   .556     14 16   .467
x-IPFW 9 9   .500     16 15   .516
x-North Dakota St. 8 10   .444     11 18   .379
x-Western Illinois 6 12   .333     13 17   .433
x-UMKC 6 12   .333     12 18   .400
Centenary * 3 15   .167     8 21   .276
Southern Utah 3 15   .167     7 22   .241
Conference tournament winner
As of March 22, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament
x-Clinched berth in conference tournament

Nelson was named tournament MVP and was joined by teammates Keith Benson and Johnathon Jones on the All-Tournament Team. Robert Glenn, the leading scorer for the tournament and Alex Young, both of IUPUI rounded out the All-Tournament Team.[1]

The tournament took place March 6–9, 2010 at Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.[2]

FormatEdit

Out of the league's 10 teams, the top eight receive berths in the conference tournament. After the 18-game conference season, teams are seeded by conference record, with tiebreakers used if necessary in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head competition
  2. Winning percentage vs. ranked conference teams (starting with #1 and moving down until the tie is broken)
  3. Ratings Percentage Index

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals
March 6–7
Semifinals
March 8
Finals
March 9
         
1 Oakland 85
8 UMKC 70
1 Oakland 71
5 IPFW 58
4 South Dakota State 66
5 IPFW 71
1 Oakland 76
2 IUPUI 64
2 IUPUI 77
7 Western Illinois 68
2 IUPUI 69
3 Oral Roberts 65
3 Oral Roberts 65*
6 North Dakota State 64

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2008-11-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3900&ATCLID=204905251
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2010-02-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)