TULSA, OK - MARCH 18: Reggie Hamilton #23 of the Oakland Golden Grizzlies drives with the ball against the Texas Longhorns during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 18, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
The Summit League tournament begins on March 3, with Oral Roberts holding the first seed and the two-time defending champion Oakland Golden Grizzlies seeded third.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will go into the Summit League tournament looking to make some big noise after a very good season that left them with an 11-7 overall record in the conference, good for third place overall. They have won the past two Summit tournaments and will take their tough game into the 2012 tourney looking for a third in a row.
There are no byes in the Summit tournament, so every team will have a game in the first two days. The first round will span March 3-4. Oakland's first opponent will be sixth-seeded Southern Utah. Oral Roberts holds the first overall seed after amassing an impressive 17-1 in-conference record while going 26-5 overall and starts the tournament off with a game against eighth-seeded IPFW.
The championship for the Summit tourney will be held on March 6 and will be televised on ESPN2. All games will be played at Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Here's a look at the schedule:
March 3 (quarterfinals)
Game 1: No. 1 Oral Roberts vs. No. 8 IPFW (6 p.m., Midco Sports Network, Fox College Sports)
Game 2: No. 2 South Dakota State vs. No. 7 IUPUI (8:30 p.m., Midco Sports Network, Fox College Sports)
March 4 (quarterfinals)
Game 3: No. 4 Western Illinois vs. No. 5 North Dakota State (6 p.m., Midco Sports Network, Fox College Sports)
Game 4: No. 3 Oakland vs. No. 6 Southern Utah (8:30 p.m., Midco Sports Network, Fox College Sports)
March 5 (semifinals)
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner (6 p.m., Midco Sports Network, Fox College Sports)
Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner (8:30 p.m., Midco Sports Network, Fox College Sports)
March 6 (championship)
Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (8 p.m., ESPN2)
The full bracket for the tournament can be found here.
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