NSIC basketball tournaments to remain at Sanford Pentagon

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The Sanford Pentagon will continue to host the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for at least the next two seasons. The agreement was extended by the league’s athletic administrators earlier this month. 

“The NSIC is fortunate to have the Sanford Pentagon as its basketball tournament home,” NSIC Commissioner Erin Lind said in a statement. “The experience that the student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans receive from playing in a premier facility is second to none. We are proud to continue our partnership with the Pentagon for one of the top basketball tournaments in Division II.”

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The Sanford Pentagon has hosted the NSIC basketball tournaments since 2014. The two eight-team events are scheduled over four days, with all 14 games televised on MidcoSN.

Northern State topped Minnesota State in the 2020 men’s championship game, while St. Cloud defeated Minnesota Duluth in the women’s final. 

“We are very proud of how the NSIC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have grown over the years and become a March staple in Sioux Falls for basketball fans across the region,” vice president of Sanford Sports Jesse Smith said in a statement. “We have a great relationship with the NSIC and are excited to continue to host these tournaments that feature an incredible amount of talent every season.”

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