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Iowa State set to play in 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Courtesy: Iowa State Athletics Communications

Iowa State will be part of the field for the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, the school announced on Thursday. The Cyclones join Boise State, Florida State, Illinois State, South Carolina, Tulsa, UTEP and Western Michigan in the eight team bracket.

The tournament is scheduled for Nov. 16-19 at Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan. The Cyclones officially have their early-season tournaments set for the next two seasons as they’ll head to the Maui Invitational in 2018.

The tournament could set up an interesting subplot, depending on matchups, that pits former Iowa State head coach Tim Floyd, now the head coach at UTEP, against his old school.

This year’s edition of the Cyclones will take on The Citadel on Sunday afternoon at 1 in Hilton Coliseum.

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.