SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AUGUSTANA) — The Augustana basketball programs have announced their 2022-23 schedules with each team playing 28 regular season games. Each team will play six nonconference games and 22 NSIC contests as the Vikings will call the Sanford Pentagon their home venue for the fourth-straight year.
 
Men’s Nonconference
Augustana opens the season at the Central Region Challenge for the second-straight year. On Friday, Nov. 11, Augustana faces Arkansas Monticello. On Nov. 12, it’ll be a clash between a pair of NCAA Tournament teams in the primetime 7 p.m. contest at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium as the Vikings will face Washburn.
 
Returning to Sioux Falls for the first time since 2018-19, the East/West Challenge will pit four schools from the Dakotas. Augustana first plays South Dakota Mines on Nov. 18. The following day, Augustana will face Black Hills State, a team that advanced to the NCAA Division II Semifinals a season ago. Although the East/West Challenge takes place in the Sanford Pentagon, it is not part of the season ticket package. More information regarding tickets to the event will be announced at a later date.
 
Augustana will play to final nonconference games Thanksgiving Weekend with Valley City State and Hastings arriving at the Elmen Center on Nov. 26-27, respectively.
 
Women’s Nonconference
The Vikings open the season just a few blocks from the Augustana campus at the Sioux Falls Tip-Off Classic. On Friday, Nov. 11, the Vikings face 2022 NCAA Division II Central Region Finalist Fort Hays State. The following day, Augustana plays Missouri Western, a team that advanced to the Elite Eight a year ago.
 
Augustana then makes its on-campus debut by hosting Briar Cliff on Nov. 19. The Nov. 26-27 dates are doubleheaders with the men as the women will host Dakota Wesleyan on the 26th and Chadron State on the 27th. Those games will take place in the Elmen Center.
 
The nonconference schedule closes with a pre-Christmas clash on Dec. 19 against Mount Marty at the Sanford Pentagon.
 
NSIC Play
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference basketball action begins Nov. 22 with Wayne State traveling to the Sanford Pentagon.
 
After the aforementioned nonconference games just past Thanksgiving, NSIC action entirely ensues on Dec. 1 with the Vikings traveling to Southwest Minnesota State. Augustana returns home to the Sanford Pentagon on Dec. 3 to host Sioux Falls.
 
Traditional Friday/Saturday contests in NSIC play begin with a trip to Minnesota State on Dec. 9 and Concordia-St. Paul on Dec. 10. The Mavericks of Minnesota State claimed the NSIC South Division Championship on the women’s side last season.
 
The 2022 home slate concludes with Upper Iowa and Winona State making a visit to the Sanford Pentagon on Dec. 17-18, respectively. The contest with Upper Iowa will be a rematch of the Second Round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as the Viking won that contest 65-60. 
 
The year 2022 comes to a close with a New Year’s Eve doubleheader at Wayne State. The Vikings then play two more on the road with contests at Northern State on Jan. 6 and MSU Moorhead on Jan. 7
 
Augustana returns to Sioux Falls for four straight games with doubleheaders against UMary and Minot State at the Sanford Pentagon on Jan. 13-14. The following weekend, both doubleheaders will take place in the Elmen Center on the Augustana campus with Minnesota Crookston meeting the Vikings on Jan. 20. On Jan. 21, Bemidji State takes the floor of the Hall Forum in the Elmen Center.
 
It’ll be a weekend against NSIC champions on Jan. 27 and 28. On Friday, the Vikings travel to St Cloud State for a doubleheader where the women’s team was the overall NSIC Champion and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
 
On Saturday night, the doubleheader will feature the Viking men and the Bulldogs of Minnesota Duluth as the Bulldogs claimed the NSIC North Division Championship a year ago. The doubleheader will take place in Duluth, Minnesota.
 
The full-weekend road slate of NSIC action concludes with a trip to Winona State and Upper Iowa Feb. 3-4, respectively.
 
Augustana closes its home portion of the regular season with three-straight contests on Heritage Court of the Sanford Pentagon. Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State visits Feb. 10-11 while Southwest Minnesota State will pay a visit on Thursday, Feb. 16.
 
The regular season concludes at Sioux Falls on Feb. 18.
 
An alteration in tipoff times remains in 2022-23 between the men and women in NSIC action. On one weekend, the men will play the first game of a doubleheader while the women will play the first game on different weekends. Fans are encouraged to check the schedule page for the most up-to-date start times.
 
Season tickets for Augustana Basketball start at $169. To purchase, contact Augustana Athletics at 605.274.5420. A-Club members have the opportunity to purchase season tickets at 50% the public price. For more information on the A-Club, visit GoAugie.com/AClub.
 

Men’s Schedule

Nov 11 3 p.m. vs. Arkansas at Monticello (Kansas City, Mo.)
Nov 12 7 p.m. vs. Washburn (Kansas City, Mo.)
Nov 18 11 a.m. vs. South Dakota Mines (Sanford Pentagon)
Nov 19 11 a.m. vs. Black Hills State (Sanford Pentagon)                      
Nov 22 5:30 p.m. Wayne State                    
Nov 26 3 p.m. Valley City State                      
Nov 27 3 p.m. Hastings                        
Dec 1 7:30 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State                                      
Dec 3 5:30 p.m. Sioux Falls                    
Dec 9 7:30 p.m. at Minnesota State                                      
Dec 10 5:30 p.m. at Concordia-St. Paul                                        
Dec 17 5:30 p.m. Upper Iowa              
Dec 18 3:30 p.m. Winona State
Dec 31 5:30 p.m. at Wayne State                                        
Jan 6 7:30 p.m. at Northern State                                  
Jan 7 5:30 p.m. at MSU Moorhead                              
Jan 13 7:30 p.m. UMary            
Jan 14 5:30 p.m. Minot State        
Jan 20 5:30 p.m. Minnesota Crookston        
Jan 21 3:30 p.m. Bemidji State        
     
Jan 27 5:30 p.m. at St. Cloud State                
Jan 28 3:30 p.m. at Minnesota Duluth                            
Feb 3 5:30 p.m. at Winona State                            
Feb 4 3:30 p.m. at Upper Iowa            
Feb 10 5:30 p.m. Concordia-St. Paul      
Feb 11 3:30 p.m. Minnesota State
Feb 16 5:30 p.m. Southwest Minnesota State
Feb 18 3:30 p.m. at Sioux Falls

Women’s Schedule

Nov 115:30 p.m. vs. Fort Hays State (Sioux Falls, S.D.)                                    
Nov 12 1:30 p.m. vs. Missouri Western State (Sioux Falls, S.D.)                            
Nov 19 3 p.m. Briar Cliff
Nov 22 7:30 p.m. Wayne State
Nov 26 1 p.m. Dakota Wesleyan
Nov 27 1 p.m. Chadron State  
               
Dec 1 5:30 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State                                      
Dec 3 3:30 p.m. Sioux Falls                
Dec 9 5:30 p.m. at Minnesota State                                        
Dec 10 3:30 p.m. at Concordia-St. Paul                                
Dec 17 3:30 p.m. Upper Iowa                
Dec 18 1:30 p.m. Winona State                
Dec 19 7 p.m. Mt. Marty      

Dec 31 3:30 p.m. at Wayne State          
Jan 6 5:30 p.m. at Northern State          
Jan 7 3:30 p.m. at MSU Moorhead                          
Jan 13 5:30 p.m. UMary
Jan 14 3:30 p.m. Minot State      
Jan 20 7:30 p.m. Minnesota Crookston
Jan 21 5:30 p.m. Bemidji State
Jan 27 7:30 p.m. at St. Cloud State            
Jan 28 5:30 p.m. at Minnesota Duluth              
Feb 3 7:30 p.m. at Winona State                          
Feb 4 5:30 p.m. at Upper Iowa
Feb 10 7:30 p.m. Concordia-St. Paul                
Feb 11 5:30 p.m. Minnesota State                  
Feb 16 7:30 p.m. Southwest Minnesota State      
         
Feb 18 5:30 p.m. at Sioux Falls