Augustana Championship Banner to be Unveiled on March 22 at the Division II Men's Basketball Elite Eight

The 2016 Augustana University Men’s Basketball National Championship team will be honored with the unveiling of its championship banner at the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight on Wednesday, March 22 at the Sanford Pentagon. The ceremony will be held during halftime of the Northwest Missouri State and Saint Thomas Aquinas game which will tip off at 6 p.m.

“Each of the past 58 Division II men’s basketball champions will have banners hanging from the rafters at the Sanford Pentagon next week and we are excited to see our banner join them,” Augustana director of athletics Slade Larscheid said. “It will be another special moment and we hope that our fans can join us for this exciting event.”

“The unveiling of the championship banner for the defending national champion is a first for the Division II era as no other year has the city of the defending national champions hosted the championship the following year,” Sioux Falls Sports Authority Executive Director Bryan Miller said. “We look forward to the opportunity to host the halftime presentation and welcome all Sioux Falls residents to be a part of the special occasion.”

All-session passes, which includes a ticket for all seven games, are available for $36 and can be purchased at the Sanford Pentagon Box Office, or by calling 800-745-3000. Single-session tickets are also available. All tickets will be general admission.

Elite Eight Schedule

All games at the Sanford Pentagon

March 22

Session 1

  • 12:00pm: #1 Fairmont State (Fairmont, WV) vs. #8 Rollins (Winter Park, FL)
  • 2:30pm: #4 Bellarmine (Louisville, KY) vs. #5 Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)

Session 2

  • 6:00pm: #2 Northwest Missouri State (Maryville, MO) vs. #7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Sparkill, NY)
  • 8:30pm: #3 Lincoln Memorial (Harrogate, TN) vs. #6 Chico State (Chico, CA)

March 23

Session 3

  • 6:00pm: Semifinal 1
  • 8:30pm: Semifinal 2

March 25

Session 4

  • 2:00pm: National Championship

Sanford Pentagon

March 22-25, 2017


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