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Scott Bruhn, Nebraska Communications
Women's Basketball

Huskers to Clash with Coyotes at Sanford Pentagon

The Nebraska women's basketball team will take on South Dakota at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls early in the non-conference season, Head Coach Amy Williams announced on Tuesday, June 18.

The game between the Huskers and Coyotes is set for Saturday, Nov. 16, and will be played ahead of a battle between the Nebraska men and Saint Mary's on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Sanford Pentagon.

"We are excited to take our team to play at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls for the first time," Williams said. "It is an incredible basketball venue and it will be a great environment against a great opponent. We are also looking forward to seeing lots of Husker fans there to support us!"

Tickets to both the Nebraska men's and women's basketball games will be available beginning on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. (CT) through ticketmaster.com.

It will be the first game for the Nebraska women at the Sanford Pentagon, while the South Dakota women will be playing their 11th game all-time on Heritage Court. The Husker men will be making their third appearance in Sioux Falls, while Saint Mary's will be making its fifth trip to the Pentagon.

"This will be an unprecedented weekend of Division I basketball at the Sanford Pentagon with four teams coming off outstanding years resulting in trips to the postseason," Vice President of Sanford Sports Jesse Smith said. "Hosting premier games on back-to-back days is the perfect way to get fans excited about the start of the college basketball season."

The Husker women's basketball team is coming off a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after advancing to the Big Ten Championship Game and finishing with a 23-12 overall record. Williams, a native of Spearfish, S.D., is entering her ninth season leading Nebraska after spending three seasons (2013-16) at the head coach at South Dakota.

Nebraska will be led on the court by first-team All-Big Ten center Alexis Markowski (Lincoln, Neb.), along with Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year Natalie Potts. The Huskers also return Big Ten All-Freshman selection Logan Nissley (Bismarck, N.D.), along with 2023-24 part-time starters Kendall Moriarty and Callin Hake (Victoria, Minn.). Allison Weidner (Humphrey, Neb.), a starting guard for the Huskers in 2021-22 and 2022-23, also plans to make her return while two-time Nebraska High School Player-of-the-Year Britt Prince (Omaha, Neb.) is expected to make her collegiate road debut.

The Coyotes went 23-13 last season and advanced to the WNIT Super 16. New USD head coach Carrie Eighmey is a Nebraska native who enters her first season in Vermillion after serving as the head coach at Idaho in 2023-24. Eighmey was the head coach at Nebraska-Kearney for eight seasons (2015-23) after leading Hastings College (2012-15) for three seasons.

Nebraska's game date with South Dakota in Sioux Falls is the first non-conference game to be announced on NU's 2024-25 schedule. More non-conference games will be released in the coming weeks.

For the most up-to-date schedule information, visit Huskers.com.