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Summit League Sit Down: SDSU's Reed Tellinghuisen, Madi Guebert Talk Tournament Atmosphere

brookings, sd - The Summit League Tournament tips of this weekend, but before the Jackrabbits take the floor we met with SDSU's Reed Tellinghuisen and Madi Guebert in part one of our Summit League Sitdown.

Bailey: So Summit League week is here, I guess we'll start with you Reed (Tellinghuisen), what's the best part about playing in the (Denny Sanford) PREMIER Center?
 
"Obviously it's the sea of blue and yellow. It's just great to have so many fans there and we have a lot of them, a lot more than all the other teams so that's really nice," Tellinghuisen said. 

Bailey: What about you Madi? What do you enjoy most about getting into that atmosphere come tournament time? 

"Yeah, I think it's just awesome to run out on the floor and just look up and see all the SDSU people cheering us on so just the fact that we have so many fans that come out to support us, especially at the Summit League Tournament, especially seeing how a lot of other teams don't have that, it's just another factor that helps us with our energy out there," Guebert said. 

Bailey: Two premier three-point shooters here, both top-15 in the Summit League, first I have to ask, so who would win in a three-point contest between the two of you?

"I think Madi's got me. She shoots a better percentage," Tellinghuisen said. 

"I don't know about that," Guebert said. "His release is the same every single time so I don't know. I think it'd be a tough, really close one for sure," Guebert added. 

Bailey: Obviously the men are the one seed, women are the two seed, how do prepare this week and then enter Saturday without overlooking your opponents? We'll start with you, Reed. You guys have the eight seed, Western Illinois. 

"I think, obviously, the whole season long we've just been taking it day by day and I think our team's done a good job at that, just getting better each and every practice, each and every day just focusing at the task at hand," Tellinghuisen said. 

Bailey: And how about you guys with North Dakota State, the seven seed? 

"Just kind of the same thing what Reed said but just especially come tournament time every team's going to play with that extra spark and edge just because that very well could be your last game, so I think just having to come out with that extra spark and edge, knowing that every team's going to have a little bit of something coming out," Guebert said. 

The SDSU women tip off at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, with the men to follow at 6:00.

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