Iowa State releases non-conference hoops schedule for 2014-15

Iowa State’s non-conference basketball for the 2014-15 season is a mystery no longer. The school released the early season slate of games on Wednesday morning and if you are a regular reader of, there were no surprises. 

The slate is headlined by a trip to the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City that will be held the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving. Iowa State’s schedule for that event is listed as TBA, but it is already known that Alabama, Arizona State and Maryland are the other three teams that will be playing in Kansas City’s Sprint Center. Per a source, Iowa State should know its first opponent in the next few weeks. 

Of course, the Cyclones will host Arkansas on Dec. 4 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. 

The Razorbacks aren’t the only SEC foe that Iowa State will tussle with next season. Iowa State will head east to tip off the new year on Jan. 3 for a neutral court game (in the Barclays Center) vs. South Carolina and notably, former Kansas State head coach Frank Martin. 

The 2014/15 Iowa State men’s basketball non-conference scheudle 

Friday, Nov. 7 – VITERBO (Wis.) (Exhibition) TBA

Friday, Nov. 14 – OAKLAND (CBE Hall of Fame Classic – Ames, Iowa) TBA

Monday, Nov. 17 – GEORGIA STATE (CBE Hall of Fame Classic – Ames, Iowa) TBA

Monday, Nov. 24 – vs. TBA (CBE Hall of Fame Classic – Kansas City, Mo.) TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 25 – vs. TBA (CBE Hall of Fame Classic – Kansas City, Mo.) TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2 – LAMAR TBA Thursday,

Dec. 4 ARKANSAS (Big 12/SEC Challenge) – TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 9 UMKC – TBA

Friday, Dec. 12 at Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series) – TBA

Sunday, Dec. 14 SOUTHERN – TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20 vs. Drake (Hy-Vee Big Four Classic – Des Moines, Iowa) – TBA


Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. South Carolina (Barclays Center – Brooklyn, N.Y.) – TBA

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.