Oregon to face Syracuse in men’s basketball at Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A national audience will see the Sanford Pentagon for a second time during the 2023-24 season as CBS Sports Network will televise the Oregon vs. Syracuse men’s basketball game scheduled for 1 p.m. ET/noon CT on Dec. 17 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Tickets are available now on ticketmaster.com and at the Sanford Pentagon Box Office.

“When you bring together two powerhouse college basketball programs from across the country, people are going to notice,” said Jesse Smith, vice president of Sanford Sports. “We are excited to have a national audience get a view of what teams who have competed here already know – the Sanford Pentagon is an elite venue to play a major college basketball game.”

Syracuse, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, begins a new era in the basketball program as Adrian Autry takes over for Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim. The Orange rank sixth all-time in NCAA Division I wins and finished last season with a record of 17-15.

“We are excited to play in the Sanford Pentagon against Oregon,” said Autry. “I believe this game will help to enhance our non-conference schedule and will be a great game for our players and our program. We are looking forward to the challenge.”

Oregon, a member of the Pac-12, finished last season with a 21-15 record. Head coach Dana Altman extended his streak of 20-plus wins to 13 seasons, having won 20 or more games in all 13 seasons at Oregon. He has a streak of 26 consecutive winning seasons as a head coach.

“This is a great opportunity for our program,” said Altman. “We are excited to play in this historic venue against an opponent like Syracuse. Our team is looking forward to visiting Sioux Falls.”

This year’s contest will mark the second all-time meeting between Oregon and Syracuse. The Ducks defeated the Orange 80-65 in the Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden in 2018.

Oregon vs. Syracuse is the second NCAA Division I men’s basketball game announced for this season at the Sanford Pentagon. Nebraska will take on Oregon State on Nov. 18.

“Sanford Sports has become a powerhouse in college basketball, and we look forward to continuing this tradition with Syracuse University and the University of Oregon men’s basketball,” said Lea Miller-Tooley, CEO, Complete Sports Management.

Since opening in 2013, the Sanford Pentagon has hosted more than 80 Division I men’s and women’s college basketball games. Last December, the Pentagon hosted a rematch of the 2021 men’s national championship game between No. 6 Baylor and No. 14 Gonzaga. Two weeks later, defending women’s national champions and No. 1 ranked South Carolina defeated South Dakota State on Heritage Court.


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