Sam Griesel had a season-high 20 points as North Dakota State narrowly defeated Western Illinois 76-73 in the semifinals of the Summit League Conference Tourney on Monday night.
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Keshon Montague made his only points on the night as he calmly sank two free throws in the waning seconds to assure Western Illinois' upset of South Dakota State 79-76 in the opening round of the Summit League tournament on Saturday.
Skyler Flatten had 31 points as South Dakota State easily beat Western Illinois 86-66 on Saturday.
David Nzekwesi had 20 points as Denver snapped its seven-game losing streak, easily defeating Western Illinois 74-46 on Thursday night.
Kobe Webster had 13 points to lead five Western Illinois players in double figures as the Leathernecks defeated Oral Roberts 75-66 on Saturday night. Zion Young added 12 points for the Leathernecks. Jordan Hughes chipped in 10, Isaac Johnson scored 10...
Zach Jackson had 21 points as Omaha topped Western Illinois 77-63 on Wednesday night.
Trey Burch-Manning had 20 points as South Dakota beat Western Illinois 80-67 on Saturday.
Jarred Godfrey scored 17 points on a perfect shooting night and Purdue Fort Wayne defeated Western Illinois 79-64 on Thursday despite Brandon Gilbeck's triple-double that featured 10 blocks.
Deng Geu scored 22 points off the bench and North Dakota State edged Western Illinois 78-76 on Saturday night.
Marlon Stewart made two free throws with 1.6 seconds left to lift North Dakota to a 74-73 victory over Western Illinois on Friday.
Ben Pyle scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Western Illinois to a 65-59 win over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon.
C.J. Duff hit eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points -both career highs -- and Kobe Webster added 16 points and seven assists to help Western Illinois beat Purdue Fort Wayne 87-58 Saturday night.
Zach Jackson scored 22 points and KJ Robinson scored 18 and Omaha won its third straight in beating Western Illinois 80-71 on Thursday night.
The Summit League tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will run from Saturday through Tuesday. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and come back for updates as title games from each conference go final.
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