Summit League Semifinals Biggest Takeaway: History
The Summit League tournament semifinals put on show.
Monday saw a thriller between South Dakota and South Dakota State, the second-ever triple-double in the women's bracket and a single-session attendance record at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
Let's start with the history.
Summit League Player of the Year and Western Illinois guard Emily Clemens recorded the second-ever triple-double in the women's Summit League tournament. The 5-foot-4-inch junior point guard scored 21 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and doled out 11 assists.
The first-ever triple-double on the women's side of the Summit League tournament came from Vicky McIntyre in 2015. McIntyre totaled 20 points, 18 rebounds and 12 blocks to achieve the feat.
In the evening session, fans showed up in multitudes to watch South Dakota and South Dakota State duke it out. In the process, spectators set a new single-session attendance record.
It should come with little surprise that Summit League tournament history coincided with spectacular basketball. Of the four semifinal matchups on Monday, two finished as single-possession games while another game went to overtime and finished with a four-point disparity.
Summit League tournament semifinals brought the bang. Here's hoping Championship Tuesday follows suit.
Honorable mention: Omaha men's basketball for its blowout win over IUPUI (90-62)