Summit League announces conference slate

Weekly women’s and men’s doubleheaders on back-to-back nights highlight conference play as The Summit League released its schedule Wednesday.

Each team is slated to play 16 games over the course of nine weeks starting Jan. 2 and leading up to the Summit League Tournament March 6-9 and the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls.

The doubleheaders will be played Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday each week. The Coyotes open at home with Denver Jan. 2-3. USD will also host Omaha (Jan. 29-30), Oral Roberts (Feb. 20-21) and North Dakota State (Feb. 27-28). Road trips include Kansas City (Jan. 8-9), Western Illinois (Jan. 22-23), South Dakota State (Feb. 5-6) and North Dakota (Feb. 12-13).

The announcement came as Coyote basketball season tickets are open for renewal and new season tickets are now available. Fans can purchase tickets online at GoYotes.com/Tickets or by calling the USD ticket office at 605-677-5959.

Benefits to being a season ticket holder include:

·         A guaranteed seat at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center

·         A free facemask for each season ticket holder

·         Exclusive zoom interviews with coaches and student-athletes

·         Early opportunities to purchase single-game, conference and postseason tickets

Regarding COVID-19, South Dakota athletics will continue to take steps to protect fans, coaches and student-athletes. One of those steps includes reseating the Sanford Coyote Sports Center based on social distancing measures. Season ticket holders will be seated based on Coyote Points accumulated.

Season ticket prices are set as follows:

·         Reserved Adult: $225

·         Reserved Youth: $125

·         Bench Adult: $175

·         Bench Youth: $100

South Dakota’s Summit League Slate:

Dates                                Opponent                           Location

Jan. 2-3 (Sat.-Sun.)            Denver                              Vermillion

Jan. 8-9 (Fri.-Sat.)              at Kansas City                    Kansas City, Mo.

Jan. 15-16                         Bye

Jan. 22-23 (Fri.-Sat.)          at Western Illinois              Macomb, Ill.

Jan. 29-30 (Fri.-Sat.)          Omaha                              Vermillion

Feb. 5-6 (Fri.-Sat.)             at South Dakota State        Brookings, S.D.

Feb. 12-13 (Fri.-Sat.)          at North Dakota                 Grand Forks, N.D.

Feb. 20-21 (Sat.-Sun.)        Oral Roberts                      Vermillion

Feb. 27-28 (Sat.-Sun.)        North Dakota State             Vermillion

March 6-9                          Summit League Tourn.       Sioux Falls, S.D. (Sanford PREMIER Center)

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