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Tournament Time Continues with NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Central Region

03/11/2015, 8:30am CDT
By Sanford Pentagon

Sanford Pentagon Involved in Every Round of D-II Postseason

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Pentagon is becoming a destination for postseason college basketball.

The NCAA Division II Men’s Central Region tournament tips off Saturday and concludes Monday with eight teams vying for a berth in the Elite Eight. Of those contenders – Augustana, Minnesota State Moorhead, Minnesota State and Northern State – were a part of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament held two weeks ago in the same venue.

Augustana is serving as a regional host for the first time and is seeded No. 1 with a 30-2 mark. No. 2-seed Minnesota State Moorhead is having a historic season, too, with a school record 32 wins. Those teams met in the championship game of the NSIC tournament at Heritage Court – the retro-styled main stage in the Sanford Pentagon.

Meanwhile, No. 3-seed Central Missouri (24-6) is the defending national champion. Here’s the complete bracket.

The action begins at noon Saturday and the regional final is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets for all seven games are on sale now at the Sanford Pentagon box office and on Ticketmaster.com.

Parking: Fans are welcome to park for free in lots located on the northwest and east sides of the Sanford Pentagon plus the east side of the Sanford Fieldhouse.

Food: There are three concessions areas located in the concourse of the Sanford Pentagon. They offer a variety of food and drinks. Also, Beef O’Brady’s is located just south and west of the main entrance.

In good company: Since opening in 2013, the Sanford Pentagon has hosted NBA teams the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves plus NCAA Division I games featuring Wisconsin, Wichita State, Memphis, UNLV, St. John’s, Florida Gulf Coast, South Dakota State and South Dakota. 

For more info: Augustana has a tournament homepage with live video, live stats and game notes. There will be further updates and extras from the Sanford Pentagon’s Twitter account: @SanfordPentagon.

Up next: The Sanford Pentagon will host the NCAA Division II Women’s Elite Eight from March 24-27. Tickets are available now.

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