Cyclone to play in 2016 Orlando tournament

 Eagerly awaiting ISU’s Emerald Coast Classic matchup with Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. today?

 Of course you are — but some other news came out of the Cyclones’ athletics department this afternoon and it pertains to a balmy destination in 2016.

 Specifically, ISU is slated to play in the AdvoCare Invitational, Nov 24-25 and 27, 2016 at Orlando, Fla.

 Among the other teams expected: Gonzaga, Florida and Stanford.

 Read ISU’s full (and brief) release on the event below:

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will play in the 2016 AdvoCare Invitational, held at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida, Nov. 24, 25 and 27.

The 2016 field will feature Florida, Gonzaga, Indiana State, Miami (Fla.), Quinnipiac, Seton Hall and Stanford in addition to the Cyclones.


Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.