South Dakota State to face St. Bonaventure in men’s basketball at Sanford Pentagon


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( – South Dakota State will face St. Bonaventure in a non-conference men’s basketball game at the Sanford Pentagon on Nov. 15.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13 on the Sanford Pentagon website.

This is the 18th time South Dakota State will play at the Sanford Pentagon. Last season, the Jackrabbits participated in the Crossover Classic for a second straight year, finishing the three-day event with a 2-1 record. A member of the Summit League, SDSU is coming off an historic 30-5 season that featured an undefeated conference regular season (18-0), a Summit League tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time.

This is the first trip to Heritage Court for St. Bonaventure, members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Bears finished the 2021-22 season with a 21-10 record and reached the semifinals of the NIT Tournament before falling to eventual champion Xavier.

This will be the first meeting between South Dakota State and St. Bonaventure.

Since opening in 2013, the Sanford Pentagon has hosted 63 Division I men’s college basketball games. The Pentagon has also hosted 16 NCAA Division I women’s college basketball games including a double header last season featuring eventual national champion South Carolina, Final Four participant Louisville, Sweet 16 participant South Dakota and NCAA Tournament qualifier Arizona.