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Badgers men's basketball: UW to play St. John's in South Dakota

2013-05-14T04:40:00Z Badgers men's basketball: UW to play St. John's in South DakotaJIM POLZIN | Wisconsin State Journal | jpolzin@madison.com | 608-252-6473 madison.com

The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will play St. John’s in a non-conference game on Nov. 8 in Sioux Falls, S.D., the Argus (S.D.) Leader reported Monday.

The game will be played at the new Sanford Pentagon and will be nationally televised, likely by Big Ten Network, the newspaper reported.

It’s easy to understand why the Badgers were chosen to play in one of the first games on the building’s 3,250-seat Heritage Court: Former UW athlete Joe Krabbenhoft, who is now a video coordinator on Bo Ryan’s staff, is a native of Sioux Falls, and his father, Kelby Krabbenhoft, is the CEO of Sanford Health.

St. John’s, which is coached by Steve Lavin, went 17-16 last season. The Red Storm’s season ended with a loss to Virginia in the NIT.

The arena will also host an NBA exhibition game on Oct. 10 between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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  1. badgers93
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    badgers93 - May 14, 2013 10:09 am
    Badgers are just tapping into that hot bed of basketball recruiting - South Dakota!!!!! ummm..say that again? South Dakota? Playing in an arena that holds less than 4,000 fans? Nothing like playing in a venue in a state that nobody wants to go to in November. Who is paying for this? Seems like a waste of athletic dept dollars to be sending our team to play a basketball game in front of 3,250 fans. Must be some corporate dollars at work here because there would be no way for either school to break even on this venture. Makes even less sense for St. John's. Weird is right.
  2. bluecollarallthetime
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    bluecollarallthetime - May 14, 2013 6:30 am
    All I can say is HUH???
  3. Booke
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    Booke - May 14, 2013 3:48 am
    I agree iconoclast!!!!
  4. iconoclast
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    iconoclast - May 13, 2013 9:15 pm

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