2014-2015 Summit League Basketball Schedule
College basketball played at this level is simply something to behold,
as the Summit League brings together talented teams for powerhouse-heavy bouts each and every season. This season certainly
is no different, as North Dakota State looks to defend their conference title in another season that will be loaded with moments
that will have fans clinging to the edges of their seats. Anything can happen when two talented Summit League teams hit the
hardwood for an intense matchup, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see what all of the buzz is about as the Summit
League looks to crown another new champion.
With North Dakota State looking strong again and other teams like South
Dakota State, Oakland, Western Illinois and more all looking formidable, this is a conference that has plenty of talent, making
for matchups loaded with smooth threes, spectacular blocked shots and nail-biting moments that you won't soon forget. When
the game is on the line and two Summit League foes are digging in, each looking to snag a big win, you'll definitely understand
for yourself why college basketball at this level is still the cream of the crop when it comes to spectator sports.
Summit League Basketball Team Info
In recent seasons, it has been North Dakota State and South Dakota State that
have done the most winning, but this conference isn't only about the Dakotas. Oakland, Oral Roberts and Southern Utah have
also made their mark on the conference from one season to the next, and the next prominent powerhouse can come from just about
anywhere. With the top teams in the Summit League looking to take their game to the next level and capture a championship,
fans will be pouring into the stands all season long to make sure they don't miss a second of the excitement.
College basketball has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from plenty
of top-tier regular season battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some of
the best amateur athletes in the entire world, and you'll be treated to a show featuring some of the stars of both today and
tomorrow as the most touted teams in the Summit League look to put on a show. No matter how many different ways there are
to experience college basketball these days, you're still never going to come close to topping the experience of watching
the drama unfold first-hand along with thousands of your fellow hoops fans.
Summit League Basketball History
Summit League has been around for a while at this point, with the conference tournament dating to 1984. Since Western Illinois
won the inaugural tournament that year, this conference has grown and grown in prominence, and these days it has a bevy of
well-respected programs that can bring it on the hardwood. Before moving on, Valparaiso was the gold standard of the conference,
capturing eight different conference titles, but other teams like Oakland, Oral Roberts, Eastern Illinois, North Dakota State
and South Dakota State have all won at least two titles. Oral Roberts also recently returned to the conference after a brief
absence, and they'll be looking to make their move in the conference and get right back to their winning ways. With all kinds
of talent in the conference, the Summit League looks like it has a very bright future ahead of it.
Did you know that the North Dakota State Bison won an NCAA Tournament game as a 12-seed?
winning the Summit League last year, the Bison weren't just happy with making it to the Big Dance, as they stunned Oklahoma
in an overtime first round upset to give the school their first Tournament win in history. With that type of statement and
a program on the rise, the Bison look to be major players in the Summit League for many years to come.
League Basketball Fans
It's never easy in the Summit League thanks to some of the best teams in the nation, though
these teams are never lacking in explosive playmakers that can turn a big game on a dime, making for routine matchups featuring
powerhouses. Come out and see all the action the way it was meant to be seen – up close and personal with your fellow
fans as the top teams in the Summit League look to make their mark on an exciting new season sure to be absolutely filled
to the brim with rim-rocking excitement. Once you're there in the middle of an epic matchup featuring some talented players
and some great fans at your side, you'll see that it simply doesn't get any better than this if you love the spectacle of
sport. The Summit League may not have the reputation of the SEC or ACC, but these fans know how to show their support, creating
the perfect backdrop for all of the top matchups of the season.