Summit Tournament Preview: The Battle of South Dakota
The two clear favorites to win the 2018 Summit League tournament are each from the state South Dakota. The University of South Dakota Coyotes are listed as the favorite (+103), but the South Dakota State Jackrabbits are not too far behind (+138). Which one will punch a ticket to the dance? Or is there potentially a deep sleeper that could shock the field?
2018 Summit Tournament Overview
Not only are the two South Dakota Summit schools the two clear favorites, but the entire tournament will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. All eight Summit teams compete in the conference tourney, which doesn’t have any byes. South Dakota State has won the Summit tournament each of the past two seasons and in four of the last six. The pre-tourney favorite University of South Dakota has never won a conference tourney, but the Coyotes didn’t join D1 until 2008 (they won the 1958 D-II Championship) and didn’t join the Summit until 2011.