Wisconsin, St. Mary’s to Play Game in Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Pentagon will host Wisconsin and Saint Mary’s in a regular-season men’s college basketball game on Nov. 5.

Tickets go on sale July 11. Television coverage will determine a start time.

The contest will be Wisconsin’s second trip to the Pentagon, which has hosted 25 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games since opening in 2013. The Badgers defeated St. John’s 86-75 on Nov. 8, 2013, in the first Division I college basketball game played at the Pentagon. This will be Saint Mary’s first visit to the Pentagon.

A member of the Big Ten, Wisconsin is coming off a 23-11 season, finishing fourth in the conference with a 14-6 record. The Badgers fell to Oregon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Saint Mary’s, a WCC program, finished the 2018-19 season with a 22-12 record, defeating No. 1 Gonzaga to win the WCC Championship. The Gaels lost to the defending national champions, Villanova, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

This will be the third meeting between Wisconsin and Saint Mary’s, with the series tied at 1-1. The last time the teams played was in 1976 at Wisconsin.