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Big Ten Network picks up Minnesota, Oklahoma State game at Sanford Pentagon

09/02/2015, 9:45am CDT
By Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Big Ten Network will provide a live telecast of the Sanford Pentagon’s regular-season men’s basketball game between Minnesota and Oklahoma State on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The game, which was announced in June, is sold out.

Minnesota went 18-15 last season and tied for 10th in the Big Ten with a conference record of 6-12. Oklahoma State, an NCAA tournament team in 2015, finished 18-14 overall and tied for sixth in the Big 12 at 8-10.

The two programs have not met since 1986 when Oklahoma State topped Minnesota 77-66. Minnesota leads the all-time series 3-2.

The Pentagon is booked for two national television appearances for the upcoming men’s basketball season. Earlier this week, ESPN2 announced it will carry a live telecast of the Nov. 13 meeting between Iowa State and Colorado.

Big Ten Network is in 60 million homes across the United States and Canada. To find BTN in your area, visit The game will also be broadcast on BTN2Go, the digital extension of the Big Ten Network. BTN2Go delivers live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers of participating providers via the web, smartphones, and tablets.

Division I Men’s Basketball at Sanford Pentagon
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 vs. Colorado, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Dec. 12, 2015 - Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Dec. 28, 2015 - Florida Gulf Coast vs. South Dakota, 7 p.m.

About the Sanford Pentagon
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities—including high-definition video boards and executive suites—with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball.

The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA D-League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournament and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,000 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to

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