Southern Utah basketball: Payne's big night sparks surging Thunderbirds--deseretnews.com
Summit League honors SUU's Payne--The Spectrum
Southern Utah opens season's final homestand tonight--The Spectrum
Payne pains Grizz--The Spectrum
Tourney picture uncertain--The Spectrum
SUU: T-birds win fifth in past six games--The Salt Lake Tribune
T-Birds extend momentum, sweep Grizzlies--The University Journal
'Birds close season with intensity before tourney--The University Journal
Thunderbird Men Wrap Up Regular Season At Home, Host Oakland, IPFW--SUUTBirds.com
Thunderbirds Complete Hoops Sweep Of Oakland--SUUTBirds.com
T-Bird Men Come Back, Beat IPFW In Overtime--SUUTBirds.com
T-Bird women fall to road foes--The University Journal
Southern Utah Looking to End the Season on a High Note (WBB Notebook 3/1-3/3)--SUUTBirds.com
IPFW steals win inovertime from SUU--The Spectrum
Last Second Shot Leads to Overtime Heartbreak for Women's Basketball in 71-64 Defeat--SUUTBirds.com
Greer saves best for last in OU’s overtime victory--The Oakland Press
Grizzlies take bus, plane for long Utah trip--The Oakland Press
Grizzlies Set For Rematch With Southern Utah--OUGrizzlies.com
Southern Utah 68, Oakland 59--The Detroit Free Press
Geoff Payne had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead host Southern Utah. Tyler Quinney scored 16 points for the Thunderbirds (10-18, 8-9), who have won five of their past six. Orlando Griego added 10 points. Johnathon Jones led the Golden Grizzlies (15-13, 10-7) with 23 points, and Erik Kangas scored 16, all in the second half.
Oakland falls to Southern Utah--The Detroit News
Turnovers cost Grizzlies in loss--The Oakland Press
Oakland Falls at Southern Utah, 68-59--OUGrizzlies.com
Today's college hoops game--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland U. at UMKC
Matchup: Oakland 15-13, 10-7 Summit; Missouri-Kansas City 11-19, 6-11.
Tip-off: 8, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo.
Web stream: www.ougrizzlies.com.
Overview: The regular season concludes tonight against a team that has given Oakland trouble. The Grizzlies needed overtime to beat the Kangaroos in Rochester, 114-105, on Dec. 6. Late last season, UMKC beat Oakland in overtime in Kansas City. The Summit League tournament starts next Saturday.
OU Looks to Rebound at UMKC--OUGrizzlies.com
Grizzlies score 57 in second half--The Detroit Free Press
*Oakland 85, UMKC 75--The Detroit News
Sophomore Johnathan Jones connected on six free throws in the final 48 seconds and finished with 24 points as Oakland outlasted Missouri-Kansas City 85-75 in Kansas City, Mo. The victory was the third in the last four games for the Golden Grizzlies (16-13, 11-7), who closed out their regular season by clinching the No. 3 seed for the Summit League Conference tournament, which begins play March 8.
*Oakland 80, UMKC 56: Melissa Jeltema had 19 points and six rebounds, while Jessica Pike added 15 points for the Grizzlies' victory in Kansas City, Mo. April Kidd added 11 points and Brittany Carnago 10 as Oakland improved to 18-9, 11-6 Summit League.
Big second half leads Grizzlies--The Oakland Press
Grizzlies Rally Past UMKC, 85-75, in Regular Season Finale--OUGrizzlies.com
Golden Grizzlies Set For Tilt With UMKC--OUGrizzlies.com
Grizzlies roll to win over UMKC--The Oakland Press
Grizzlies Roll To 80-56 Win Over UMKC--OUGrizzlies.com
Brumagin has 23 points to lead UMKC to win over IPFW--The Indy Star
IPFW men fall to Kangaroos--The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Kangaroos Shoot Down Mastodons--GoMastodons.com
IPFW stretches athletic budget--Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Is new league worth the cost?--Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Mastodons Let Season Finale Slip Away at Southern Utah--GoMastodons.com
Zuppe's 19 Leads IPFW Past Southern Utah in OT--GoMastodons.com
JAGS SEEK WIN NO. 23 AT CHICAGO STATE ON WEDNESDAY--IUPUIJags.com
MONSTER SECOND HALF GIVES JAGS 89-75 WIN AT CHICAGO STATE--IUPUIJags.com
Showdown? Shut down--The Indy Star
Conner hopes to end on high note with Summit League title--JagBytes
Former player Crenshaw now a coach seeing Jags' success--JagBytes
JAGS TO HOST WESTERN ILLINOIS ON SENIOR NIGHT--IUPUIJags.com
Jaguars win without Hill--The Indy Star
JAGS ROLL PAST WESTERN TO 16TH STRAIGHT HOME VICTORY--IUPUIJags.com
WHITTED NAMED SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK--IUPUIJags.com
JAGUARS TO HONOR SENIORS IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE--IUPUIJags.com
IUPUI 47, W. ILLINOIS 45--The Indy Star
Jernisha Cann had 17 points for the host Jaguars (15-15, 11-7 Summit).
JAGUARS SURVIVE WESTERN ILLINOIS RALLY FOR 47-45 WIN--IUPUIJags.com
Make it work, UMKC, or change affiliation--The Kansas City Star
UMKC coach Brown is committed to turning things around--The Kansas City Star
Kangaroos improve as conference tourney nears--The Kansas City Star
UMKC To Host IPFW At Municipal On Thursday Night--UMKC Kangaroos
UMKC romps to 75-57 win over IPFW--The Kansas City Star
UMKC Rolls To An Easy 75-57 Victory Over IPFW--UMKC Kangaroos
UMKC seniors have led team in good times and bad--The Kansas City Star
UMKC Hosts Oakland On Senior Night In Regular Season Finale--UMKC Kangaroos
Summit League Report--The Kansas City Star
Oakland overcomes UMKC--The Kansas City Star
Oakland Spoils Senior Night; Tops Kangaroos, 85-75--UMKC Kangaroos
Seedings Set For 2008 Summit League Basketball Championship--UMKC Kangaroos
Women’s Hoops Begins Final Home Stand Facing Oakland On Saturday--UMKC Kangaroos
27-Point Outing By Morris Not Enough For Kangaroos; UMKC Falls 80-56 To Oakland--UMKC Kangaroos
UMKC Women Close Out Regular Season Against IPFW On Monday Night--UMKC Kangaroos
Triumph over tragedy--Western Courier
Winds force overtime, but fall short vs. Grizzlies--The Macomb Journal
Grizz grab overtime victory--Western Courier
Western falls to Oakland in overtime, 66-62--WIUAthletics.com
'Winds end regular season with the Jaguars--The Macomb Journal
Western Illinois men and women--The Peoria Star Journal
WESTERN WAITING: Both Western Illinois teams hit the final weekend of the Summit League season playing travel partner, IUPUI, on Saturday in Indianapolis to close the regular season.
The Leathernecks are pretty much locked into either the fifth or sixth seed for next weekend's Summit League tournament. Western (12-16, 7-10 entered Thursday's league games in seventh-place, a half-game behind Southern Utah and a game and a half in front of Missouri-Kansas City. If they can catch Southern Utah which has difficult games against Oakland and IPFW, WIU will get the fifth seed.
Neither the North Dakota State or South Dakota State programs are eligible to participate in the postseason tournament. Both schools are in the final year of their transition to full Division I status.
On the women's side, things are simpler.
A win over IUPUI locks the Westerwinds (14-14, 12-5) into the top seed of the tournament. SDSU has already won the regular-season title.
A Western loss on Saturday coupled with Oakland and/or Oral Roberts wins forces the Westerwinds to have to wait until Monday, when the rest of the league closes the season, to see when they will play in the tournament.
The Summit League championships start March 8 in Tulsa, Okla.
WIU vs. IUPUI--The Peoria Journal Star
6 p.m., The Jungle, Indianapolis
- Records: WIU 12-16, 7-10; IUPUI 23-6, 14-3
- Last meeting: IUPUI won 64-47 on Dec. 8, 2007 in Macomb.
- Series: IUPUI leads 20-7
- Radio: WJEQ-FM (102.7)
- Outlook: IUPUI is 10-0 against WIU at home and has won the past 19 meetings. If the Leathernecks can win this game, it would give them their most wins and league wins since the 1998-99 season. WIU's last road win came on Jan. 5 against UMKC, a span of six consecutive losses.
'Necks and 'Winds close out regular season in The Jungle--Western Courier
Westerwinds and Jaguars share similar paths leading to Saturday--Western Courier
Leathernecks to close regular season Saturday at IUPUI--WIUAthletics.com
Westerwinds wrap up 2007-08 regular season at IUPUI Saturday--WIUAthletics.com
IUPUI 72, WIU 54--Daily Herald
IUPUI (24-6, 15-3 Summit League) opened the game with a 13-2 run and easily took care of visiting Western Illinois (12-17, 7-11).
Western Illinois never in it vs. IUPUI--The Chicago Tribune
Western women left waiting for Summit seed--Peoria Journal Star
Leathernecks regular season finale results in 72-54 loss at IUPUI--WIUAthletics.com
Leathernecks head into The Summit League Tournament as No. 6 Seed--WIUAthletics.com
Westerwinds fall 47-45 to IUPUI in 2007-08 regular finale--WIUAthletics.com
NDSU junior earns academic honor--IN-FORUM Sports
Winkelman Repeats on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Team--GoBison.com
Year from now, Bison will have NCAA hopes--The Bison Zone
Bison Men Host Centenary Thursday, First-Place Oral Roberts Saturday--GoBison.com
Crowds face ORU--IN-FORUM Sports
Winkelman Shines Again in 91-73 Victory Over Centenary--GoBison.com
Season finale for Bison men Saturday--The Spectrum
Bison air it out--The Bison Zone
Bison hoping to finish on high note--The Bison Zone
Finishing in style--The Bison Zone
Bison send ’em home from BSA--IN-FORUM Sports
Bison Never Trail in 68-55 Win Over League Champion Oral Roberts--GoBison.com
One last weekend--The Spectrum
North Dakota State Women Close Out Regular Season With Oral Roberts, Centenary --GoBison.com
Bison need double OT to win--IN-FORUM Sports
Slyt, North Dakota State Go Double-Time to Defeat Oral Roberts 75-72--GoBison.com
Warkenthien honored by Summit League--GoJacks.com
Jacks play final twin bill of season against Centenary tonight--Brookings Register
SDSU earns Summit league championships with victory--SDSU Collegian
A sports mind says that the current Jacks are a better team than the 2007 women's team--SDSU Collegian
Breaking news: Jacks headed back to WNIT--Argus Leader SDSU Blog
Tuesday Tidbits--Argus Leader SDSU Blog
Final homestand starts with Centenary--GoJacks.com
Jackrabbit women pummel Centenary--Argus Leader
Fasten your seatbelts for another WNIT ride--Argus Leader
Jackrabbits use balance to blow past Centenary--GoJacks.com
Columnist enjoys eventful road trip to Missouri with group of SDSU supporters--SDSU Collegian
Jackrabbits boast comeback but fall to Bison at home--SDSU Collegian
The Jacks say 'farewell' to three impact seniors--SDSU Collegian
Jackrabbit men's basketball ends the season by struggling to win games at home and road--SDSU Collegian
82 losses in 4 years can't beat SDSU senior--Argus Leader
Jacks wrap-up 07-08 season at home--GoJacks.com
SDSU men fail to shake shooting woes--Argus Leader
Cold shooting first half dooms Jacks against ORU--GoJacks.com
Centenary hands last-place finish to SDSU--Argus Leader
SDSU Men’s Division I transition ends with loss to Centenary--GoJacks.com
Gents Travel to Dakotas for First Time--GoCentenary.Com
Stallings Named LSWA Player of the Week--GoCentenary.Com
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 91, CENTENARY 73: At Fargo, N.D., Brett Winkelman had 30 points and eight rebounds to lead the Bison over the Gents.
Winkelman was 9-for-13 from the field with two 3-pointers and went 10-for-11 from the line for NDSU (15-13, 9-8). He was one of five players in double figures.
Joining Winkelman were Josh Vaughn with 14 points, Ben Woodside with 12 and Michael Tveidt with 10.
The Bison led 40-32 at the half and shot 59 percent from the floor in the second half.
Centenary (9-20, 3-14) struggled from the field in the first half. It fell behind 26-9 with 8:44 left in the half and never recovered. It shot 33 percent in the first half.
Nick Stallings led Centenary with 23 points. Lance Hill added 14 and Tyrone Hamilton 12.
Winkelman Leads NDSU past Gents--GoCentenary.Com
CENTENARY 69, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 64--The Shreveport Times
At Brookings, S.D., the Gents held the Jackrabbits to just 32 percent shooting on its own court to end the regular season with a victory. The win places the Gents in ninth place in The Summit League standings and the Jackrabbits finish last in their first season in the conference.
Centenary (10-20, 4-14 Summit) advances to The Summit League Tournament in Tulsa, Okla., which begins on Saturday, as the No. 8 seed and will face No. 1 Oral Roberts at 6 p.m.
Gents End Regular Season with Win at SDSU--GoCentenary.Com
Ladies drop home finale to UMKC--The Shreveport Times
Late Game Heroics Not to be for Ladies--GoCentenary.Com
Coaches Corner: Steve Curtis, Ladies Basketball--GoCentenary.Com
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 105, CENTENARY 47
At Brookings, S.D., five South Dakota State players scored in double figures as the Summit League regular-season champion Jackrabbits cruised to he victory.
Karolina Zaloga led Centenary (4-23, 1-16) with 13 points and Anne Farrell added 11.
Ladies Can’t Find Offense in South Dakota--GoCentenary.Com
Regular Season Ends on Monday for Ladies--GoCentenary.Com
Eagles Open Final Road Trip at South Dakota State--ORUGoldenEagles.com
ORU Captures Summit League Title, Downs South Dakota State--ORUGoldenEagles.com
Setting an example--The Tulsa World
Eagles Close Regular Season at North Dakota State--ORUGoldenEagles.com
Eagles fall, lose pair to injury--The Tulsa World
Eagles Drop Regular Season Finale, 68-55--ORUGoldenEagles.com
Summit League pairings--The Tulsa World
Golden Eagles Win Final Home Game of the Season, 71-42--ORUGoldenEagles.com
Golden Eagles Conclude Regular Season in the Dakota’s--ORUGoldenEagles.com
NDSU tops ORU in 2 OTs--The Tulsa World
Golden Eagles Fall to NDSU in Double-Overtime, 75-72--ORUGoldenEagles.com
Winkelman Named First Team Academic All-American--The Summit League
IUPUI Comes From Behind to Beat Chicago State--The Summit League
ORU Clinches Regular-Season Title Outright--The Summit League
Regular Season Play Ends, Seeds Set--The Summit League
Seeds Announced for Men’s Basketball Championship--The Summit League
IUPUI, UMKC, OU, ORU Claim League Victories--The Summit League
IUPUI's Whitted, SDSU's Warkenthien Named Co-Players of the Week--The Summit League
IPFW, IUPUI, NDSU, OU, SDSU Notch Wins--The Summit League