2018-19 Summit League Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Ten Summit League players land on NABC Honors Court
    July 17, 2019
    Ten Summit League men's basketball players were among those honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Wednesday as they each were named to the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court.
  • Summit League trio among those honored by NABC for academic excellence
    July 11, 2019
    A trio of Summit League teams was among those honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today as officials from that organization announced the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics.
  • Former Summit League trio heads to Vegas for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League
    July 02, 2019
    When the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 tips off Friday in Las Vegas, The Summit League will be well-represented thanks to a trio of standouts from the 2018-19 graduating class set to participate.
  • Konchar set to ink two-way deal with Memphis Grizzlies
    June 21, 2019
    John Konchar, the best player in Purdue Fort Wayne men's basketball history, will sign a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported.
  • Sather named UND head men's basketball coach
    May 30, 2019
    GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Bill Chaves announced the hiring of Paul Sather Thursday to fill the head men's basketball post.
  • Postseason basketball play brings unprecedented national exposure
    April 17, 2019
    The third full week of March will go down in the history books as the best ever for The Summit League in terms of the amount of national television exposure that the league received from its men’s and women’s basketball teams participating in NCAA postseason events.
  • #SummitMBB players set to embark on Minneapolis
    April 04, 2019
    Final Four week always provides a multitude of opportunities for collegiate players from across the country to hit the hardwood one last time and five #SummitMBB players are taking full advantage. 
  • Five first-timers make up #SummitMBB All-Academic Team
    April 03, 2019
    Five Summit League men's basketball players, including three sophomores, were selected to the 2018-19 Summit League Academic All-League Team as voted by the league's faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors.
  • Drew selected for induction into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
    April 02, 2019
    Former Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew is among three coaches and six players who have been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
  • Daum collects first consensus All-America honors in league history
    April 02, 2019
    South Dakota State's Mike Daum picked up honorable mention All-American honors from the Associated Press Tuesday, earning recognition from the organization for the third year in a row.
  • Henderson takes reins of Jackrabbits
    March 27, 2019
    Eric Henderson, who served as an assistant coach for the South Dakota State University men's basketball team the past three seasons, has been promoted to head coach, Director of Athletics Justin Sell announced Wednesday evening.
  • Daum collects NABC All-America honors
    March 26, 2019
    The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Tuesday the 2019 NABC Coaches' Division I All-America teams.
  • Duke bounces Bison from Big Dance thanks to big second half
    March 23, 2019
    The North Dakota State men's basketball team opened up an early lead over No. 1-ranked and No. 1 overall seed Duke on Friday night, but the Blue Devils ultimately rallied in the second half to earn the NCAA Tournament first-round victory, 85-63.
  • SDSU's comeback effort falls short in Texas
    March 20, 2019
    The Jackrabbit men's basketball team staged a brilliant comeback but saw its 2018-19 season come to an end Tuesday in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament, falling 79-73 to Texas at the Frank Erwin Center.
  • Bison get Duke next after First Four win in Dayton
    March 20, 2019
    The North Dakota State men's basketball team pulled out a 78-74 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday evening in the First Four round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • #SummitMBB Weekly Notebook: Postseason Edition
    March 19, 2019
    The Summit League Men's Basketball tournament champion North Dakota State and regular season champion South Dakota State will carry the league's torch into postseason play this week.
  • Daum garners USBWA Third Team All-America honors
    March 18, 2019
    Led by dynamic freshman teammates, five standout players have been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's 2018-19 All-America First Team.
  • Bison headed to Dayton for play-in game, Jacks to face Texas in NIT
    March 17, 2019
    Summit League tournament champion North Dakota State received a No. 16 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament and will face fellow No. 16 seed North Carolina Central in a play-in game Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Fourth-seeded Bison punch ticket to Big Dance
    March 12, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – North Dakota State played in four straight Summit League Tournament finals from 2013-2016, winning two of them. After missing the last two, the No. 4 seed Bison returned on Tuesday to upend No. 2 seed Omaha in a run-filled 73-63 win.
  • Bison victorious over Leathernecks, advance to first championship since 2016
    March 11, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two days after posting the biggest upset in Summit League Tournament history, No. 8 seed Western Illinois almost carried their magic into the tournament finals. Almost.
  • Hahn's late shot lifts Omaha to finals
    March 11, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Much like the first two meetings of the season between Omaha and Purdue Fort Wayne, Monday’s Summit League Tournament semifinal came down to the end, but unfortunately for the No. 3 seed Mastodons, the result remained the same, as the No. 2 seed Mavericks hung on for a 61-60 win to advance to the tournament title game for the second time in three season.
  • Duffy, Pile represent Summit League on Academic All-America Basketball Teams
    March 11, 2019
    South Dakota junior guard Ciara Duffy was voted to the Academic All-America Division I Women's Basketball first team
  • Bison dominate second half in quarterfinal win over Oral Roberts
    March 10, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –No. 4 seed North Dakota State scored the first 15 points of the second half and never looked back Sunday in the Summit League Championship quarterfinals, moving past No. 5 seed Oral Roberts, 86-73.
  • Konchar makes history as Purdue Fort Wayne takes down South Dakota
    March 10, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The most decorated player in Purdue Fort Wayne history, senior John Konchar added to his legacy in Sunday’s quarterfinal matchup with South Dakota by posting the tournament’s first triple-double, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the No. 3 seed Mastodons 96-70 win over No. 6 seed Coyotes.
  • Leathernecks stun Jacks, move onto semis
    March 09, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two years ago, as a No. 8 seed, Western Illinois took top-seed South Dakota into overtime before falling to the Coyotes. Saturday, again as the eighth seed, the Leathernecks tried again, this time against No. 1 seed South Dakota State, but this time, they made tournament history.
  • Mavs move on to semis after holding off Fighting Hawks
    March 09, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – North Dakota played its first-ever Summit League Tournament game on Saturday against relative newcomer Omaha, which played its first tournament game in 2016, and even though the No. 7 seed Fighting Hawks lost the game, 81-76 to the No. 2 seed Mavericks, they held true to their name, and didn’t go down without a fight.
  • Horizon League‐Summit League Showdown to start in 2020
    March 07, 2019
    Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone and Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple jointly announced Thursday that their league members will begin a men’s basketball “Showdown” series in 2020 that will span three seasons.
  • #SummitMBB Weekly Notebook: Championship Edition
    March 06, 2019
    South Dakota State clinched the outright #SummitMBB regular season title with an 86-66 victory over Western Illinois last Saturday, giving the Jacks their second straight title.
  • Daum collects record-tying third #SummitMBB Player of the Year Award
    March 06, 2019
    South Dakota State senior Mike Daum and Summit League history have been linked together a lot throughout his collegiate career and Thursday’s release of the 2018-19 men’s basketball postseason awards only strengthened that bond and his case as one of the league’s all-time greats.
  • Daum, Holscher earn February Athlete of the Month honors
    March 05, 2019
    South Dakota’s Jamie Holscher and South Dakota State’s Mike Daum both shined in their respective sports on their way to earning February athletes of the month
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