ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced its 2016-17 women's basketball schedule today with each of the nine teams playing a 16-game double round-robin schedule.
- Nine weeks of league play from Dec. 28 – Feb. 25
- Dec. 28 marks the first league games in two new league arenas (North Dakota State, South Dakota)
- First championship rematch between South Dakota and South Dakota State set for Dec. 31
Eight of the nine league teams tip-off action on Dec. 28. Defending tournament champion South Dakota State travels north to face North Dakota State in the first league game in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. The reigning regular-season champion South Dakota hosts Denver in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center first league contest. Also on opening day of league play, Western Illinois is at Fort Wayne and Omaha hosts Oral Roberts.
New Year's Eve marks the first rematch of last season's Summit League Championship finale between South Dakota and South Dakota State as the teams converge in Vermillion. The two teams meet again on Feb. 4 in Brookings.
Dec. 31 also features IUPUI kicking-off its league schedule by hosting Western Illinois.
The regular season comes to an end on Feb. 25 with four league contests scheduled. IUPUI hosts in-state rival Fort Wayne, Omaha welcomes Denver to Baxter Arena, North Dakota State is at Oral Roberts and South Dakota battles Western Illinois in Macomb.
The 2017 Summit League Women's Basketball Championship is set for March 4-7, at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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