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Breaking down the Summit Conference basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Summit Conference Championship, which will be hosted in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Cheerleaders of the North Dakota State Bison perform during the game against the Duke Blue Devils during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

The Summit League Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 7-10 at Denny Samford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Summit League appears to be a three-team race down the stretch with North Dakota State and South Dakota State at 9-2 with South Dakota trailing behind at 9-3.

The quarterfinals and semifinals will stream on ESPN+ with the title game being shown on ESPN2. Let’s take a look at the Summit League tournament.

March 7

Game 1: No. 8 Denver 69-71 No. 1 North Dakota State, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 2: No. 7 IPFW 74-77 No. 2 South Dakota State, 8:30 p.m. ET

March 8

Game 3: No. 5 Omaha vs. No. 4 Oral Roberts, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 4: No. 6 North Dakota vs. No. 3 South Dakota, 9:30 p.m. ET

March 9

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 6 p.m.
Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m.

March 10

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 8:00 p.m. ET ESPN2

This will definitely be a one-bid league considering South Dakota State leads the conference with a NET ranking of 112. That won’t come close to enough to being considered for an at-large, but this will be an exciting finish down the stretch through the conference tournament. Only South Dakota State and North Dakota State have won the Summit League’s automatic bid the past eight years.