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Iowa State @ Vanderbilt set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 28


Iowa State’s trip to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge will officially tip at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, Iowa State announced in a press release on Tuesday.

The Commodores went 19-14 in 2015-16 with their year ending on a 70-50 loss to Wichita State in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament. The 2016-17 season will be Vanderbilt’s first year under new head coach Bryce Drew, formerly of Valparaiso and the brother of Baylor head coach Scott Drew.

Kansas’ trip to Rupp Arena to take on Kentucky will be the headline game of the challenge on ESPN at 5 p.m. You can see the full slate of games below.

All 10 games in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge will be played on the same day for the second year in a row.

Saturday, January 28

Texas A&M at West Virginia, ESPN, 11 a.m.

Florida at Oklahoma, ESPN, 1 p.m.

Kansas State at Tennessee, ESPN2, 1 p.m.

LSU at Texas Tech, ESPNU, 1 p.m.

Texas at Georgia, ESPN, 3 p.m.

Iowa State at Vanderbilt, ESPN2, 3 p.m.

Arkansas at Oklahoma State, ESPNU, 3 p.m.

Kansas at Kentucky, ESPN, 5 p.m.

Baylor at Mississippi, ESPN2, 5 p.m.

Auburn at TCU, ESPNU, 5 p.m.

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.