Leatherneck Set to Kick Off Summit League Tourney, Sunday

The WIU women’s basketball team kicks off the Summit League tournament Sunday with a first round battle against Oral Roberts in Sioux Falls.


In the season-ending loss to Denver, senior Olivia Kaufmann contributed with 23 points., She sits at 4th in points per game in the Summit League and is on her way to becoming Western’s 12th all-time in scoring with 1,227.


The Golden Eagles and the Leathernecks are 1-1 against each other this season, with Western losing 71-60 in the most recent game. Last year the Golden Eagles knocked the Leathernecks out of the tournament, so perhaps there might be a small chip on Western’s shoulder.


Western Illinois enters  The Summit League Championship as the No. 5 seed and Oral Robers as No. 4 These teams will face off March 8th at noon. You can catch the action on WOOF ROCK 104.1, WMQZ with the pregame at 11:45

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