Nebraska Cornhuskers Bringing Men’s Basketball Game to Sioux Falls’ Sanford Pentagon
Miles, a Doland, South Dakota native, made the announcement Wednesday (May 30) during a broadcast on the Husker Sports Network. He did not reveal Nebraska's opponent at that game, but the Lincoln Journal Star is quoting a source as saying the match-up will be with Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys were 21-15 last season tied for sixth in the Big 12, despiite a pair of wins over first-place Kansas. Oklahoma State advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT, where they were beaten by Western Kentucky
The Huskers finished 22-11 last season and tied for fourth in the Big Ten. Nebraska was eliminated by Mississippi State in the opening round of the NIT.
This will be the latest in a series of NCAA Division I non-conference neutral site men's basketball games the Pentagon has hosted. Since 2013, Wisconsin, St. John's, Wichita State, Memphis, Iowa State, Colorado, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, and Iowa have all played in Sioux Falls.
If Oklahoma State is Nebraska's opponent in 2018, it will mark the Cowboys second trip to Sioux Falls. OSU beat Minnesota, 62-60, at the Pentagon, November 12, 2015.