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Summit League Puts out 2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule

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ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced its 2013-14 men's basketball schedule today. Each of the eight teams will play a 14-game double round-robin schedule beginning Thursday, Jan. 9.

   Thursday/Saturday games are scheduled for eight weeks, with each team playing either a home or road contest against its travel partner on two of those weeks.

   South Dakota State begins defense of its league title with a contest at IUPUI and tournament runner-up North Dakota State plays at Fort Wayne on opening night. Two days later, league newcomer Denver makes its Summit League debut with a game at South Dakota and last season's regular season co-champion Western Illinois hosts Omaha.

   The first rematch of the 2013 Summit League Basketball Championship Game comes Saturday, Jan. 25 when South Dakota State hosts North Dakota State. On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Bison and Jackrabbits meet in Fargo.

   The Summit League's regular season concludes with a full slate of Feb. 27 and March 1 games. Pairings for the final day of the regular season include: Denver at North Dakota State, Fort Wayne at Omaha, IUPUI at Western Illinois and South Dakota at South Dakota State.

   The 2014 Summit League Men's Basketball Championships are set for March 8-11 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two  land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.

Follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague, @summithoops and @summitchamps

2013-14 SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL COMPOSITE SCHEDULE

Thursday, Jan. 9
North Dakota State at Fort Wayne
South Dakota State at IUPUI

Saturday, Jan. 11
South Dakota State at Fort Wayne
North Dakota State at IUPUI
Omaha at Western Illinois
Denver at South Dakota

Thursday, Jan. 16
IUPUI at South Dakota
Omaha at North Dakota State
Western Illinois at South Dakota State
Fort Wayne at Denver

Saturday, Jan. 18
Fort Wayne at South Dakota
Western Illinois at North Dakota State
Omaha at South Dakota State
IUPUI at Denver

Thursday, Jan. 23
South Dakota at Western Illinois
Denver at Omaha

Saturday, Jan. 25
IUPUI at Fort Wayne
Denver at Western Illinois
North Dakota State at South Dakota State
South Dakota at Omaha

Thursday, Jan. 30
Omaha at Fort Wayne
Western Illinois at IUPUI
North Dakota State at South Dakota
South Dakota State at Denver

Saturday, Feb. 1
Western Illinois at Fort Wayne
Omaha at IUPUI
South Dakota State at South Dakota
North Dakota State at Denver

Thursday, Feb. 6
Fort Wayne at South Dakota State
IUPUI at North Dakota State

Saturday, Feb. 8
Fort Wayne at North Dakota State
IUPUI at South Dakota State
Western Illinois at Omaha
South Dakota at Denver

Thursday, Feb. 13
South Dakota at Fort Wayne
Denver at IUPUI
North Dakota State at Western Illinois
South Dakota State at Omaha

Saturday, Feb. 15
Denver at Fort Wayne
South Dakota at IUPUI
South Dakota State at Western Illinois
North Dakota State at Omaha

Thursday, Feb. 20
Omaha at South Dakota
Western Illinois at Denver

Saturday, Feb. 22
Fort Wayne at IUPUI
South Dakota State at North Dakota State
Western Illinois at South Dakota
Omaha at Denver

Thursday, Feb. 27
Fort Wayne at Western Illinois
IUPUI at Omaha
Denver at South Dakota State
South Dakota at North Dakota State

Saturday, March 1
IUPUI at Western Illinois
Fort Wayne at Omaha
South Dakota at South Dakota State
Denver at North Dakota State

Saturday, March 8
Summit League Quarterfinal: No. 2 seed vs. No. 7 seed (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Sunday, March 9
Summit League Quarterfinal: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Summit League Quarterfinal: No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Monday, March 10
Summit League Semifinal: No. 1 seed vs. No. 4/5 Winner (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Summit League Semifinal: No. 2/7 Winner vs. No. 3/6 Winner (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Tuesday, March 11
Summit League Championship Game

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