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The Summit League Tournament 2012: Quarterfinals Begin On Saturday

If Oakland wants to make the NCAA tournament for a third straight year, it will need to win The Summit League's tournament for a third straight year. The Golden Grizzlies will begin their quest for another trip to the Big Dance on Sunday as the No. 3 seed in the 2012 Summit League tournament. Oakland is set to take on Southern Utah, the No. 6 seed in the tournament, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Before Oakland hits the court on Sunday, there is a game earlier that day, as well as two on Saturday. Here is the full schedule for the quarterfinals of the tournament:

March 3 (quarterfinals)

Game 1: No. 1 Oral Roberts vs. No. 8 IPFW (6 p.m., Fox College Sports)
Game 2: No. 2 South Dakota State vs. No. 7 IUPUI (8:30 p.m., Fox College Sports)

March 4 (quarterfinals)

Game 3: No. 4 Western Illinois vs. No. 5 North Dakota State (6 p.m., Fox College Sports)
Game 4: No. 3 Oakland vs. No. 6 Southern Utah (8:30 p.m., Fox College Sports)

The winner of Game 1 and the winner of Game 3 will take on each other at 6 p.m. on Monday in the first semifinal. The other semifinal will be held at 8:30 p.m. that same night and feature the Game 2 and Game 4 winners.

The championship game is scheduled for next Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.

You can check out the bracket for the 2012 Summit League Tournament here.

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