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South Dakota, Northern Colorado schedule rematch at Sanford Pentagon

07/23/2019, 2:00pm CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Pentagon will host South Dakota and Northern Colorado in a regular-season men’s college basketball game at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 23.

The contest sets up a rematch between the Coyotes and the Golden Bears who played each other on Heritage Court during the 2017 Pentagon Showcase in which UNC defeated USD 63-62 on their way to sweeping the three-game round robin format.

This will be South Dakota’s sixth trip to the Pentagon, which has hosted 26 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games since opening in 2013. The Coyotes most recent matchup resulted in a 102-107 overtime loss to Omaha on Feb. 7, 2019.

Northern Colorado swept their last appearance at the Pentagon, claiming wins over Youngstown State, South Dakota and Southern Mississippi.

“The last time these two teams played on Heritage Court, everyone was treated to a fantastic game, and we’re excited for the rematch,” said Kevin Lampe, president of Sanford Sports. “It’s always special to have the Coyotes and their fans come to the Pentagon, and the Golden Bears are a great opponent who always play at a high level.”

A member of the Summit League, South Dakota is coming off a 13-17 season, finishing fifth in the conference. USD returns five seniors and head coach Todd Lee is back for his second season.

Northern Colorado, a member of the Big Sky Conference, finished the 2018-19 season with a 21-11 record, going 15-5 in the conference.


DI Men’s Basketball Games at the Sanford Pentagon

Date Game
Nov. 8, 2013 Wisconsin 86, St. John's 75
Nov. 18, 2014 Wichita State 71, Memphis 56
Nov. 30, 2014 Florida Gulf Coast 71, South Dakota State 58
Dec. 13 2014 UNLV 75, South Dakota 61
Nov. 13, 2015 Iowa State 68, Colorado 62
Dec. 12, 2015 Oklahoma State 62, Minnesota 60
Dec. 27, 2015 South Dakota State 65, Middle Tennessee 61
Dec. 28, 2015 South Dakota 89, Florida Gulf Coast 81
Nov. 25, 2016 East Tennessee State 86, Milwaukee 62
Nov. 25, 2016 UC Irvine 63, South Dakota State 52
Nov. 26, 2016 Milwaukee 54, UC Irvine 37
Nov. 26, 2016 East Tennessee State 71, South Dakota State 59
Nov. 27, 2016 East Tennessee State 72, UC Irvine 66
Nov. 27, 2016 South Dakota State 81, Milwaukee 58
Dec. 3, 2016 Minnesota 56, Vanderbilt 52
Nov. 24, 2017 Northern Colorado 80, Youngstown State 67
Nov. 24, 2017 South Dakota 84, Southern Miss, 71
Nov. 25, 2017 Northern Colorado 63, South Dakota 62
Nov. 25, 2017 Southern Miss 71, Youngstown State 64
Nov. 26, 2017 Northern Colorado 77, Southern Miss, 63
Nov. 26, 2017 South Dakota 81, Youngstown State 53
Dec. 2, 2017 Missouri State 73, South Dakota State 53
Dec. 22, 2017 Iowa 80, Colorado 73
Dec. 16, 2018 Nebraska 79, Oklahoma State 56
Feb. 7, 2019 Omaha 107, South Dakota 102 (OT)
Nov. 5, 2019 Wisconsin vs. Saint Mary's
Nov. 9, 2019 Minnesota vs. Oklahoma
Dec. 20, 2019 South Dakota vs. Northern Colorado

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