Open at Oklahoma? Why not.
Close at Kansas? Bring it on.
The Big 12 released its 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule today and that’s how Steve Prohm‘s Iowa State Cyclones begin and finish the 18-game slate.
Iowa State, a consensus preseason top-10 selection, may be picked to finish behind both the Sooners and Jayhawks by coaches once conference media days roll around, so the challenging start and finish (not to mention a slew of quality foes in between) makes goal setting and hardening that chip on their shoulder even easier.
Below, find ISU’s news release regarding the schedule announcement.
The following is a news release courtesy of ISU Athletics Communications:
AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team and the Big 12 Conference announced the team’s 2015-16 conference schedule today. All of Iowa State’s conference games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU) for the second year in a row.
The 18-game round double-round robin schedule starts on Saturday, Jan. 2 as the Cyclones hit the road to face Oklahoma. The Cyclones will also close the regular season on the road in a showdown against Kansas on Saturday, March 5.
The Big 12 Championship will be played March 9-12 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The non-conference schedule was previously released.
Find the full 2015-16 schedule here at Cyclones.com.