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Tickets for Wisconsin, St. John’s meeting at Sanford Pentagon available October 1

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Tickets for the Nov. 8 regular-season meeting between the University of Wisconsin and St. John’s University (NY) men’s basketball programs at the Sanford Pentagon go on sale October 1 at or at any Ticketmaster ticket office.

An evening tip-off is scheduled on the Pentagon’s Heritage Court. The game is the culmination of a series of grand-opening events throughout October and November, including an Oct. 10 NBA exhibition game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks. The Wisconsin versus St. John’s game will also highlight the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation, which raises funds for the leading edge research and translational patient care at Sanford Health.

“This is a unique opportunity to see two Division I basketball programs rich in history face off in our backyard,” said Eric Larsen, general manager for the Sanford Sports Complex. “To get a regular-season game with two teams of this caliber is a testament to the quality of our facility and this community.”

An NCAA tournament team in 2012-13 and member of the Big Ten, Wisconsin posted a 23-12 mark last season. The Big East’s St. John’s was selected for the National Invitational Tournament and finished the 2012-13 season 17-16.

The Pentagon is part of the Sanford Sports Complex located along Westport Avenue between Benson Road and West 54th Street in Sioux Falls. The 162-acre complex is the home of the Sanford Fieldhouse and nine Junior Football fields. The Sioux Falls Ice Sports Association will open the Scheels IcePlex in September 2014, and the Sioux Falls Tennis Association’s Community Indoor Tennis Center is scheduled to open late 2013.

About the Sanford Pentagon
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, SD, 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 D-League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball tournaments and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

Stacy Jones
Sanford Media Director – Sioux Falls Region
24/7 Media Line (605) 366-2432 /