Mar 17, 2016; Denver , CO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm in the closing seconds of Iowa State vs Iona in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State is reportedly renewing a series with a former Big 12 rival. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter reported on Thursday the Cyclones and Missouri have agreed to a home-and-home hoops series starting in 2017-18.
The Cyclones will visit Mizzou Arena on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Tigers will then come to Hilton Coliseum on Nov. 9, 2018.
Mizzou leads the all-time series between the two schools, which started in 1909, 149-84.
“We’re always looking to play good programs,” Missouri head coach Kim Anderson told the Post-Dispatch. “Selfishly, I like playing Big 12 schools. I think it’s good for our fans. I know what great fans they have in Ames. I’m not really crazy about (playing there). I just think our fans really relate to that. Good team. Good RPI team, to be candid with you, for our schedule. We got together with Coach (Steve) Prohm and decided, hey, let’s tip if off next year.”
The Tigers won the last nine games between the two squads before leaving for the SEC in 2012. Although, they’ve seen a steep drop since leaving the Big 12.
Missouri is a combined 19-43 in the last two seasons.