#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook: No. 11

Photo courtesy of Aaron C. Packard
Photo courtesy of Aaron C. Packard

By: Kelly Shipp

Weekly Notebook 11 W/ Stats

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Summit League will have a full docket of games on tap for the fourth week of League action. As we continue to move through the conference season, it is becoming clear that we will have a tight race I the league standings as no team as pulled away yet. A total of five teams are separated by just a game and it looks as though the regular season race could go down to the wire.

The Opening Tip

South Dakota State's Myah Selland earned her first career player of the week honor this week. Selland and the Jackrabbits went 2-0 last week and sit along at the top of The Summit League standings. Selland helped guide SDSU with two solid all-around games against Denver and Oral Roberts. Against the Pioneers Selland recorded her second career double-double with 18-points and 11 rebounds. She followed that up with another impressive game, scoring 19-points and grabbing seven boards.

Things to Watch

• South Dakota and South Dakota State will look to increase their current two game winning streak in The Summit League. The Coyotes take on Oral Roberts and Omaha while the Jackrabbits take on North Dakota

• North Dakota's Travis Brewster is one-win shy of 110 in his career

• Denver's Madison Nelson will look to extend her Summit League high of seven double-doubles when the Pioneers battle North Dakota State and Oral Roberts

• On Tuesday a limited number of lower level all-session tickets for the 2019 Summit League Basketball Championships went on sale. For more details click HERE.

• As part of the Summit League and Sanford Health's initiative to bring awareness to Type One Diabetes, our member intuitions will be brining awareness to the diseases at certain home games throughout the conference basketball season. "Beat Type 1" games this week will be hosted by Western Illinois and Denver

 

Summit League Notes

Denver

• Denver enters the week with a 10-8 overall record and a 3-2 Summit League record

• The Pioneers have been one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country this season. They are ranked third nationally in three-point makes and fifth in three-point shooting percentage

• Lauren Loven is the NCAA leader in made 3-pointers with 74

• The Pios are third in the League standings

 

North Dakota

• North Dakota enters the week with an 8-10 overall record and a 3-2 Summit League record

• The Fighting Hawks have been on a roll of late, winning five of their last seven games

• Lexi Klabo leads one of the top free throw teams in the country. Klabo ranks first nationally in made free throws while UND ranks sixth as a team

• Klabo leads the League in scoring at 19.2 ppg

 

North Dakota State

• North Dakota State enters the week with a 5-11 overall record and a 2-2 Summit League record

• The Bison won their lone Summit League game last week against Western Illinois 68-60

• NDSU has been led all season by Michelle Gaislerova who is averaging 15.8 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field

 

Omaha

• Omaha enters the week with a 6-10 overall record and a 1-3 Summit League record

• The Mavericks rank second in the league in defensive 3-point percentage (31.2 pct.) and points per game allowed (63.4 ppg)

• Omaha holds the opposition to 63.4 points per game, second lowest in The Summit League

• UNO limits the opposition to a 39.8 shooting percentage from the floor, third lowest in the league

• Three Omaha players average 9.0 points per game or more this season: Claire Killian (10.4 ppg), Rayanna Carter (10.1 ppg) and Elena Pilakouta (9.3 ppg)

• The Mavericks have assisted on 190 of its 350 made field goals this season

 

Oral Roberts

• Oral Roberts enters the week with a 10-8 overall record and a 3-2 Summit League record

• The Golden Eagles have won two of their last three games

• ORU has a tough week of games as they take on South Dakota at home before traveling to Denver

• Oral Roberts has three student-athletes averaging in double figures this year: Lakota Beatty (14.8), Keni Jo Lippe (13.1), Maya Mayberry (12.3)

• ORU leads the conference in field-goal percentage defense at 38.8 percent

• They rank in the top 20 nationally in three-point field goals made

 

Purdue Fort Wayne

• Purdue Fort Wayne enters the week with a 4-13 overall record and an 0-5 Summit League record

• The Mastodons only have one game this week. They will travel to Western Illinois to take on the Leathernecks

• De'Jour Young leads the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game. She also is averaging 6.2 rebounds per game

• Purdue Fort Wayne is ranked third in the conference in blocked shots with 116. They are averaging 7.1 blocks per game

 

South Dakota

• South Dakota enters the week with a 15-3 overall record and a 3-1 Summit League record

• The Coyotes are on a two-game winning streak

• USD will be on the road this week with games at Oral Roberts and Omaha

• The Yotes have been receiving votes in a national poll for seven straight weeks

• South Dakota has been a force on the boards all year, ranking 17th nationally in rebound margin at 8.9

 

South Dakota State

• South Dakota State enters the week with a 12-6 overall record and a 4-1 record in the Summit League

• The Jackrabbits are on a two-game winning streak with wins last week over Denver and Oral Roberts

• SDSU only has one game this week. They will travel to North Dakota to battle the Fighting Hawks

• SDSU does a great job of spreading the ball around, ranking 13th nationally in assists with 306

• Macy Miller has scored 307 points this season, the 33rd most points scored in the country

 

Western Illinois

• Western Illinois enters the week with a 6-12 overall record and a 2-3 Summit League record

• This week the Leathernecks will host both Omaha and Purdue Fort Wayne

• WIU won their last game against North Dakota

• WIU leads the conference in made free throws and ranks fourth nationally with 274 makes this season

• Western Illinois is averaging 74.8 points per game this season, the fourth best average in the conference

• WIU leads The Summit League in steals with 202 and steals per game average at 11.2 per game

 

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