USD WBB To Play At Sanford Pentagon

VERMILLION, SD ( —South Dakota women’s basketball will face neighboring Nebraska in a non-conference matchup at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Tickets will be available on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. Central on It is a neutral site game and will not be included with USD season ticket packages.
This will be the Coyotes’ 11th appearance on Heritage Court with South Dakota boasting a 6-4 record inside the Pentagon. Three of those losses were to nationally ranked teams.
“We are extremely grateful for the partnership with Sanford and the opportunity to play in such an incredible venue,” said USD head coach Carrie Eighmey. “The Pentagon has built a reputation for hosting some of the most thrilling matchups in college basketball. Sioux Falls is home to many USD alumni, and we are looking forward to filling the stands with Coyote fans in our matchup against Nebraska.”
Eighmey enters her inaugural season at the helm of the Coyotes. South Dakota returns eight players off last year’s 23-13 squad that reached the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Super 16. Two-time all-Summit League first team pick Grace Larkins returns for her senior season with the Coyotes.
Nebraska is coming off a 23-12 season that included the Cornhuskers’ first Big Ten Championship Game appearance since 2014. Head coach Amy Williams led the Huskers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Williams was the head coach at the University of South Dakota from 2012-16, leading the Coyotes to a WNIT Championship title in her final season in Vermillion.
South Dakota and Nebraska will meet for the 12th time in women’s basketball program history and for the first time since 2013, when Williams was the head coach of the Coyotes. This will be the first neutral site meeting between the two teams.