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The Summit League basketball championship games will feature only South Dakota teams.

Both the men's and women's South Dakota State and South Dakota basketball teams won their semifinal games Monday, and both title tilts will feature the in-state rivals.

On the men's side, SDSU used 24 points from David Jenkins Jr. along with 19 points from Mike Daum to steamroll North Dakota State 75-45. Daum also added 11 rebounds.

USD's game against Denver was also never in doubt, as a 47-25 halftime lead turned into a 76-58 win.

Matt Mooney led all scorers with 20 for the Coyotes.

SDSU and USD will face each other tonight at 7 p.m. mountain time. The teams split the regular season series, with the Coyotes winning 87-68 Jan. 24 in Vermillion and the Jackrabbits taking the Feb. 22 game 76-72 in Brookings.

Like the men's semifinal games, the women's semifinal games ended in double digit victories for both SDSU and USD.

The Jackrabbits had four players score in double figures as they topped Western Illinois 80-51.

Madison Guebert had a game-high 20 points while Macy Miller added 16 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Myah Selland and Ellie Thompson each scored 10 points.

The Coyotes pulled away in the second half to top Oral Roberts 65-53.

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USD led 17-16 at the end of the first quarter and 36-31 at halftime. It stretched that lead to 49-41 at the end of the third quarter and outscored Oral Roberts in the fourth 16-12.

Kate Liveringhouse scored 19 points to lead the Coyotes.

This will be the third time the in-state rivals have faced off, with USD winning the previous two. The Coyotes won 67-61 Jan. 25 in Brookings and close dout the regular season with a 80-75 win Feb. 21 in Vermillion.

Tip-off from Sioux Falls will be at noon.

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Sports reporter for the Rapid City Journal.