Nebraska, Oklahoma St. to meet in men’s hoops at Pentagon
SIOUX FALLS -- In a battle of former Big 12 rivals, Nebraska and Oklahoma State will meet Sunday, Dec. 16 in a men's basketball contest at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
SIOUX FALLS - In a battle of former Big 12 rivals, Nebraska and Oklahoma State will meet Sunday, Dec. 16 in a men’s basketball contest at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 7, while the start time and television coverage will be announced at a later date.
The contest will be Nebraska’s first trip to the 3,200-seat Pentagon, which has hosted 23 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games since opening in 2013. Oklahoma State played in the venue on Dec. 12, 2015, defeating Minnesota, 62-60. The two teams haven’t played since 2011.
“Going back to Sioux Falls is special. I know there are a lot of Husker fans in the state, and to go back and play a high-major game in Sioux Falls will be a lot of fun for everyone,” said Nebraska head coach and Doland native Tim Miles in a statement. “My parents (Tip and Alyce) plus all four siblings are in South Dakota, so to be able to play a game there is a unique opportunity. The role that Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford Health and the Sanford Pentagon have played is also very important. What they have done for college basketball in the Dakotas is incredible.”
Nebraska was 22-11 and was 13-5 in the Big Ten Conference in 2017-18, while Oklahoma State finished with a 21-15 record. Both teams were in the NIT Tournament last season.