The tournament was the first tournament since where no domed stadiums were used in the regional rounds. The tournament also featured two new venues. For the second time in three years, the tournament came to New York City, with games played at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. Of the 14 venues used in the tournament, only the NRG Stadium and the Chesapeake Energy Arena do not have future tournament games planned as of
The three-day event uses a round-robin format with two games each day.
Tickets go on sale Sept. South Dakota in won the Summit League regular-season title last season for the first time in program history.
First-team all-Summit League performer Matt Mooney returns for his junior season. The guard, who was the third-leading scorer in conference play, was also named Summit League Transfer of the Year last season. USD is all-time at the Pentagon.
A member of the Horizon League, Youngstown State in advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament last season.
Head coach Doc Sadler is entering his fourth season as head coach of the Golden Eagles.
Sadler is a familiar name to college basketball fans in the Midwest. Playing in the Big Sky Conference, Northern Colorado in finished ninth in the conference regular-season standings last season.
The Bears played a challenging non-conference schedule, facing off against Arizona, Oklahoma and Butler. Jeff Linder enters his second season as head coach.
Southern Miss, Northern Colorado and Youngstown State also have scheduled opening round games of the Sanford Pentagon Showcase at their respective home courts. Youngstown State will play Westminster Pennsylvania on Nov. NCAA rules allow programs to count multi-team events as only two games toward their regular season total of 29, even if MTEs include as many as four games and all games are played within a day window.
South Dakota also has the option of adding a fourth game. Marty College Southern Miss vs.
Blue Mountain Mississippi Tuesday, Nov. Westminster Pennsylvania Friday, Nov. Southern Miss 8 p.
Youngstown State Saturday, Nov. Southern Miss p. Northern Colorado Sunday, Nov. Southern Miss 2 p. The Pentagon is a state-of-the-art venue with tremendous nostalgia. The people of Sioux Falls are fantastic fans and the hospitality from the Pentagon is top notch in every way, shape and form.
Their staff has done an unbelievable job at providing a high-caliber experience for student-athletes and coaches. We look forward to the competition in an excellent venue and playing in front of the Sioux Falls community. My experience of playing at the Pentagon just a few months back played a big role in the decision to bring the Penguins to Sioux Falls, S.
People love basketball out there and we are excited to be a part of this great tournament.