Women's Basketball: Creighton vs North Dakota State
The North Dakota State Bison will take on the Creighton Bluejays in a non-conference, women’s basketball matchup at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Nov. 6. This marks the third time NDSU will compete at the Sanford Pentagon, while it will be the first time the Creighton women’s team plays on Heritage Court.
Ticket information and game time will be announced later. This game takes place the day before the Auburn vs. Baylor matchup set for Nov. 7.
“This matchup between two highly competitive teams featuring former Sioux Falls high school stars is a great way to kick off an incredible two days of basketball at the Sanford Pentagon,” said Jesse Smith, vice president of Sanford Sports. “We’re proud to continue to feature women’s basketball on Heritage Court, and this Division I matchup will get fans excited about basketball as soon as the season tips off.”
North Dakota State, a member of the Summit League, is coming off an 18-12 season with a 12-6 conference record. The Bison were selected to the postseason in 2022-23, falling to Oregon in the first round of the WNIT. Jory Collins returns for his fifth season as head coach at NDSU. The Bison hold a 1-1 record at the Sanford Pentagon.
“We’re excited to begin our season at the Sanford Pentagon. Creighton is a great program, and they will be a fun challenge,” said Collins. “I hope we can create an energetic atmosphere to kick off the season for both teams.”
Creighton, a member of the Big East, finished last season with an overall record of 22-9 and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It will be a homecoming for two Bluejays, junior forward Emma Ronsiek (a first-team All-Big East selection) and redshirt freshman Lexi Unruh are both from Sioux Falls.
Head coach Jim Flanery begins his 23rd season at Creighton this year. He is the school’s all-time leader in wins with 401 and the only women’s basketball coach to guide the Bluejays to six NCAA Tournaments.
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