2012 Summit League Tournament Preview: Who Has Their Dancing Shoes Ready?

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2012 Summit League Tournament Preview: Who Has Their Dancing Shoes Ready?

It's about that time of year again.  

We are entering the greatest month that sports has to offer: college basketball's tournament season.  With so many great battles for conference crowns and teams fighting for their tournament lives, excitement and intrigue has never been as high as it is this year. 

Conferences such as the MAAC, Mountain West and Atlantic 10 will get most of the publicity in the mid-major circuits, but there is one conference that has the opportunity to not only top every one of those tournaments, but also bring one team into the national spotlight for the first time in its Division-I existence.

The Summit League has two of the best mid-major teams in the country that few people are recognizing in Oral Roberts and South Dakota State, both highly ranked in the collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 for most of the year.  Together, these two teams combine for only four conference losses, beating each other on their home courts.

Aside from ORU and SDSU, however, are a number of teams that play a certain style of basketball that could surprise unsuspecting teams and advance farther into the tournament than anybody would expect them to. 

With all this being said, let's take a look at the Summit League Conference Tournament preview and predictions. 

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