SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Coyotes women’s basketball program returns to the Sanford Pentagon Wednesday to face Wichita State in a regular-season game at 7 p.m.
The Coyotes Return
Wednesday’s contest against the Shockers will be the USD women’s third game at the Sanford Pentagon and first since 2016. The Coyotes have a record of 1-1 at the Pentagon, losing to Drake and defeating SIU Edwardsville.
Rematch in the Making
Wichita State is looking to settle the score from 2017, as the Coyotes beat the Shockers 62-48 in Kansas. The Coyotes strong defense carried them to victory, holding Wichita State to just four points in the second quarter.
About the University of South Dakota
The University of South Dakota women enter the matchup with a 3-1 record and look to keep the momentum rolling after their recent 112-52 victory over College of Saint Mary. Six Coyotes scored in double figures, with Ciara Duffy and Hannah Sjerven leading the team with 15 points each. The Coyotes finished 29-7 last season, winning the Summit League regular-season crown and reaching the quarterfinals of the WNIT. Head coach Dawn Plitzuweit is in her third year with the Coyotes. She was named Summit League Coach of the Year in the 2017-18 season.
About Wichita State
The American Athletic Conference’s Wichita State is off to a 4-0 start this season, playing all four games at home. The Shockers will make their way to the Pentagon coming off a big win against Houston Baptist where they recorded a season-high 56 rebounds. Freshman forward Trajata Colbert led the Shockers with 12 points and 13 rebounds coming off the bench. Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage is averaging a team-high 12 points per game, while Seraphine Bastin has recorded 15 assists in four games. Head coach Keitha Adams is in her second season and has an 18-17 record with the Shockers.
Schools from more than a dozen different NCAA Division I men’s basketball conference have visited the Pentagon in its five-year history. The Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC and Pac 12 have all sent teams to Sioux Falls.
Watch the game live on Midco Sports Net, channel 622.
Upcoming Events at the Pentagon
The Pentagon plays host to the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Game on December 2. On December 16, Nebraska and Oklahoma State will play on Heritage Court in front of an already sold-out crowd.
Schools from more than a dozen different NCAA Division I conferences have visited the Pentagon in its five-year history. The Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC and Pac 12 have all sent teams to Sioux Falls.
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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 G 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.
Parking and accommodations
Parking at the Sanford Pentagon is available on the east, west and north side of the facility. Need to eat? Will's Training Table is now open with a new space and new menu. The Pentagon includes full-service concession stands. Want to stay close to the arena? The Fairfield Inn & Suites is also across the street. The venue also has an official team store and several ATM stations.
The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame calls the Sanford Pentagon home. Visitors can enjoy the free exhibit that includes historical photos, records and memorabilia. In fact, the entire facility is trek to a different era. The Pentagon took great care to include old photos, jerseys and mementos throughout the venue. One of this year’s new elements highlights former high school championship teams. That’s available for viewing on the second level.