Women's Basketball

Iowa State women to host Mississippi State in Big 12/SEC Challenge

The full Iowa State women’s basketball schedule is yet to be released, but we did learn one big game on Monday. The Big 12 and SEC announced the schedule for their annual challenge and Iowa State will host Mississippi State on Dec. 3 at Hilton Coliseum.

The Bulldogs went 28-8 last season before losing in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to eventual national champion UCONN. They are ranked No. 12 in ESPN’s way-too-early preseason top 25.

MSU returns almost everybody from last year’s squad that set a school record for wins for the second year in a row. They’re led by honorable mention All-American Victoria Vivians, who averaged 17.1 points per game last year during her sophomore season.

Iowa State also has most everyone returning from their team that went 13-17 last season, the program’s first sub-.500 record since 2002-03.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic over the next few weeks for more news on the Iowa State women’s basketball schedule as it becomes available.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.