The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will be featured in at least three games on ESPN’s Big Monday, with the possibility of a fourth game. The schedule was released today by the Big 12 Conference.
Iowa State will play on Big Monday three straight weeks. The Cyclones’ first game will be on Jan. 26 when they host Texas at Hilton Coliseum. On Feb. 2, Iowa State travels to Kansas and on Feb. 9 the Cyclones visit Oklahoma. All games will start at 8 p.m. (CT).
Iowa State’s home contest on March 2 is part of a “flex pick” option for ESPN. The network will choose between the Cyclones-Sooners and Baylor at Texas.
The three or four games on Big Monday will be the most for Iowa State in a single season.
The Cyclones played a pair of Big Monday games last season, beating Oklahoma State in a triple overtime thriller in Stillwater and falling to Kansas at home.
Iowa State’s entire 2014-15 Big 12 schedule will be announced at a later date.
2015 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule on ESPN’s Big Monday (all times central)
Jan. 5 – Oklahoma at Texas (ESPN or ESPN2), 8 p.m.
Jan. 19 – Oklahoma at Kansas, 8 p.m.
Jan. 26 – Texas at Iowa State, 8 p.m.
Feb. 2 – Iowa State at Kansas, 8 p.m.
Feb. 9 – Iowa State at Oklahoma, 8 p.m.
Feb. 16 – Kansas at West Virginia, 8 p.m.
Feb. 23 – Kansas at Kansas State, 8 p.m.
March 2 – Baylor at Texas or Oklahoma at Iowa State, 8 p.m.