Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
The Summit League men's basketball tournament is the post-season tournament for NCAA Division I conference Summit League. The winner of the tournament receives the Summit League's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. The tournament was first played in 1984, when the league was known as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities (AMCU). The league was also known as the Mid-Continent Conference from 1989–2007, after which it was renamed to The Summit League.
|Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference Basketball Championship|
The Summit League Conference Tournament logo (2008–present)
|Number of teams||Top 8 out of 9 conference teams|
|Current stadium||Denny Sanford Premier Center|
|Current location||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Current champion||North Dakota State Bison|
|Most championships||Valparaiso Crusaders (8)|
|TV partner(s)||Midco Sports Net, ESPN3, ESPN2|
|Official website||TheSummitLeague.org Men's Basketball|
Currently, the top 8 men's basketball teams in the Summit League receive a berth in the conference tournament (barring NCAA sanctions). After the 16-game conference season, teams are seeded by conference record with the following tie-breakers:
- Head-to-head competition
- Winning percentage vs. ranked conference teams (starting with #1 and moving down until the tie is broken)
- Ratings Percentage Index
- Coin flip
- Known as Missouri State since 2005.
- Now branded as UIC.
- Now Purdue Fort Wayne.
Performance by schoolEdit
|Valparaiso||8||1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004|
|South Dakota State||5||2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|North Dakota State||5||2009, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020|
|Oakland||3||2005, 2010, 2011|
|Oral Roberts||3||2006, 2007, 2008|
|Eastern Illinois||2||1985, 1992|
|Southwest Missouri State||2||1987, 1989|
|Wisconsin-Green Bay||2||1991, 1994|
Teams in bold are currently in the Summit League. Oral Roberts left for the Southland Conference after the 2011–12 season, but returned for 2014–15.
|2020||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Bryce Drew||Elaina Lanson|
|2019||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Sean Harrington|
|2018||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Sean Harrington|
|2017||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Sean Harrington|
|2016||ESPN2||Bob Wischusen||Sean Harrington|
|2015||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Sean Harrington|
|2014||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Darrin Horn|
|2013||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Bob Valvano|
|2012||ESPN2||Clay Matvick||Bob Valvano|
|2011||ESPN||Lou Cannellis||Mike Kelley|
|2010||ESPN2||Lou Cannellis||Mike Kelley|
|2009||ESPN2||Dave Barnett||Tim Welsh|
|2008||ESPN||Ron Franklin||Fran Fraschilla|
|2007||ESPN||Ron Franklin||Fran Fraschilla|
- "#SummitMBB Year End Notebook". The Summit League. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2009-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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