South Dakota State, Missouri State to Meet at Pentagon
This will be the Jackrabbits sixth visit to the Pentagon. They’ve won two of their previous five games there, most recently a 81-58 victory over Wisconsin – Milwaukee during last season’s Pentagon Showdown.
This will be Missouri State’s first trip to the venue.
South Dakota State finished last season 18-17 with a Summit League Tournament championship and a first round loss to Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament.
The Bears were 17-16 record in 2016-17, losing in the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to eventual champion, Wichita State. Missouri State returns All-MVC first-team forward Alize Johnson, who led the Missouri Valley Conference in rebounding and the Bears in scoring during the 2016-17 season.
SDSU leads the all-time series with MSU, 3-2. The two teams haven’t squared off since the 1960s and 70s when the Bears were Southwest Missouri State.
Tickets for the game go on sale September 1, 2017.