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Pentagon To Host Showcase

Pentagon To Host Showcase

A new showcase arena in Sioux Falls is getting a showcase event. Four NCAA Division II men’s basketball teams will visit the Pentagon by Sanford Health in November as part of the inaugural Sanford Pentagon Basketball Showcase, Sanford officials announced Thursday.

Augustana College, Northern State University, the University of Central Missouri and Missouri Western State University will compete in a four-game showcase on Nov. 9 and 10. Augustana and NSU will each play UCM and MWSU on alternating days (exact match-ups are to be determined).  Start times for the games, which will be played on the Pentagon’s Heritage Court, are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.

The Sanford Pentagon Basketball Showcase begins a day after the University of Wisconsin’s regular-season contest against St. John’s University (NY) at the Pentagon.

Augustana and NSU are both members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, while UCM and MWSU compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

“Basketball enthusiasts in this region should be excited for November at the Pentagon,” said Eric Larsen, general manager of the Sanford Sports Complex. “These four Division II games fill out an incredibly competitive and entertaining stretch of basketball at our new facility, and fans will have the chance to see familiar teams and some visiting Sioux Falls for the first time.”

Augustana, which finished the 2012-13 season 22-9, and UCM, a 22-8 team last season, both qualified for the NCAA tournament last year. NSU compiled a 20-11 mark, and MWSU was 10-17.

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