Top-seeded Oakland defeated South Dakota State, 110- 90, in the semifinal round. Beside combining to be one point shy of the highest-scoring game in tournament history, the teams featured a pair of future NBA Draft picks in OU’s Keith Benson and SDSU’s Nate Wolters. Benson, a senior, scored 18 points in the game before becoming a second-round selection (48th overall) three months later. Wolters, a sophomore, scored 23 points and dished out seven assists. Two years later, he too would become a second-round pick, 38th overall.