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Summit League basketball tourneys to remain in Sioux Falls

Conference, Denny Sanford Premier Center sign contract through 2025.

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North Dakota State head coach David Richman celebrates following his team's victory against North Dakota for the Summit League Tournament men's basketball championship last March in Sioux Falls, S.D. The tournament has been moved from the Denny Sanford Premier Center to the Sanford Pentagon this season. Dave Eggen / Inertia

FARGO — As expected, the Summit League and the Denny Sanford Premier Center will remain connected with the conference men's and women's basketball tournaments. The two sides signed an extension through 2025.

The current deal runs through next March. The tournament has been in Sioux Falls for the last 13 years first being held at the Sioux Falls Arena before the Premier Center was built.

"Our tournaments bring regional and national media attention in addition to a substantial economic impact to the community," said Summit commissioner Tom Douple.

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