SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana basketball programs have announced their 2021-22 basketball schedules with the men's team playing 28 games and the women's team totaling 26 regular-season contests.
New in 2021-22 is an alternation of tipoff times each weekend between the men and women for NSIC action. On one weekend, the men will play the first game of the doubleheader while the women will play the first game the following weekend.
First, the nonconference season begins on Nov. 12-13 for Viking men's basketball at the Central Region Challenge. Augustana faces Southern Arkansas and Washburn, respectively, in the event taking place in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Viking women make their debut on Nov. 15 with a home contest against Peru State and quickly follow with a contest against Minnesota Morris inside the Elmen Center.
The NSIC slate gets underway against travel partner Wayne State on Nov. 23.
The conference home debut is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 2, as the Vikings host Sioux Falls in a doubleheader inside the Sanford Pentagon.
Also part of a schedule shake-up by the league, the Vikings then travel to the USF travel partner, Southwest Minnesota State, on Saturday, Dec. 4, to face the Mustangs.
Augustana returns to the Sanford Pentagon to host Minnesota State and Concordia-St. Paul on Dec. 10-11, respectively.
The women's basketball team plays its final nonconference game of 2021 with a home contest against Dakota Wesleyan on Dec. 20 inside the Elmen Center.
The New Year has Wayne State arriving to the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday, Jan. 2 for a doubleheader, which is the start of a three-game homestand for the Vikings.
The following weekend, MSU Moorhead and Northern State arrive in Sioux Falls for doubleheaders on Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8, respectively.
After a road trip to Minot State (Jan. 14) and UMary (Jan. 15), Augustana returns home on Jan. 21-22 to host Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State.
The final full home weekend for NSIC play is Feb. 4-5 as Winona State and Upper Iowa come to Sioux Falls. Friday's game will take place at the Sanford Pentagon while Saturday's contest with Upper Iowa will take place in the on-campus home, the Elmen Center.
The regular season and home slate conclude with a contest against Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday, Feb. 19 inside the Sanford Pentagon.
The NSIC Tournament is scheduled to take place Feb. 23-March 1, both at host sites (first round) and the Sanford Pentagon.
Season ticket information will be announced at a later date.