The Gophers men’s basketball team are finalizing an agreement to play Oklahoma in a nonconference game in Sioux Falls, S.D. in the 2019-20 season, a source told the Star Tribune.
Details of the time and date of this Big Ten vs. Big 12 matchup next season is still to be determined.
This will be the third game for the Gophers at the Sanford Pentagon, which included playing Oklahoma State in 2015 and Vanderbilt in 2016. Both of those games were in December.
Neutral site nonconference games were a big success for Minnesota this past season. The Gophers went 4-0 after winning the Vancouver Showcase (victories over Texas A&M, Santa Clara and Washington), while also beating Oklahoma State in the U.S. Bank Stadium Classic, a stadium warm-up for last week’s Final Four in Minneapolis.
The Gophers finished 22-14 this season after beating Louisville to reach the NCAA tournament second round but falling to Michigan State in Des Moines.
The Sooners, who are coached by Lon Kruger, were 20-14 this season after beating Mississippi in the NCAA tournament first round but falling in the second round to eventual national champion Virginia in Columbia, S.C.
Minnesota is 4-4 all-time vs. Oklahoma, which included a 67-54 loss in their last meeting in the Great Alaska Shootout in 2004.