Wednesday starts another huge event for the Sioux Empire as the NCAA Division II Men's Elite Eight comes to the Sanford Pentagon.

The final eight teams that are left in DII basketball are in town to battle it out for a national championship. Quarterfinals will begin on Wednesday, and the final championship game will take place on Saturday. The national championship game will be televised live on CBS.

Teams from Colorado, Kentucky, Florida, New York, Tennessee, Missouri,and California have been welcomed to Sioux Falls for the final rounds.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at the Sanford Pentagon box office and online through Ticketmaster. All tickets are general admission. More information about the tournament can be found through the Sanford Pentagon.

Quarterfinals, March 22

  • 12:00 PM – Fairmont State (West Virginia) vs. Rollins (Florida)
  • 2:30 PM – Bellarmine (Kentucky) vs. Colorado Mines
  • 6:00 PM – Northwest Missouri State vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (New York)
  • 8:30 PM – Lincoln Memorial (Tennessee) vs. Chico State (California)

Semifinals, March 23

  • 6:00 PM - Semifinal Game 1
  • 8:30 PM - Semifinal Game 2

Championship, March 25

  • 2:00 PM - Championship Game