Summit League Preview – Coyote Men at Fort Wayne, Women at Western Illinois, Jackrabbit Men at Omaha, Women at IUPUI
The second weekend of the 2015 Summit League basketball season finds all four of South Dakota's teams on the road.
South Dakota State's men play at Omaha Saturday afternoon, facing the number one scoring team in the conference.
UNO also has the third best scorer in the league in guard CJ Carter.
Jacks head coach Scott Nagy says the Mavericks will make his team do things a bit differently because of their up tempo pace on offense:
Tipoff is 4:30pm in Omaha Saturday.
At that same time the South Dakota women will be playing their third straight road game of the Summit League schedule when they tipoff with Western Illinois.
The Leathernecks are led by the pre-season Player of the Year in the conference, Ashley Luke, and she's got a great supporting cast.
These teams matched up three times last year, with each winning on the other's home floor and USD needing a last second 3-pointer from Raeshel Contreras to beat WIU in the opening round of the Summit League Tournament.
Coyotes head coach Amy Williams on her teams' battles with the Leathernecks:
Tipoff is 4:30pm in Macomb.
Saturday night, the South Dakota men look to make it back-to-back Summit League road wins as they travel to pre-season conference favorite Fort Wayne.
Tipoff is 6:00pm in Fort Wayne.
The South Dakota State women had their schedule tweaked this week because of the cold weather. Instead of playing in Fort Wayne Friday night, the Jackrabbits battle the Mastodons Saturday afternoon.
Tipoff is 3:00 in Fort Wayne.
SDSU then moves to Indianapolis Sunday for a match-up with a team that's been tough on them in recent years, IUPUI.
The Jaguars have won three of their last four against the Jackrabbits, and have a top ten scorer and rebounder in forward Nevena Markovic.
But SDSU head coach Aaron Johnston says this is a team that lost a ton of talent to graduation:
Tipoff is 2:00pm in Indianapolis Sunday.