Iowa State releases non-conference men’s basketball schedule

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications.

AMES, Iowa – A season-opening showdown against Missouri and matchups with Iowa and Northern Iowa highlight Iowa State’s 2017-18 men’s basketball non-conference schedule for Steve Prohm’s third season at the helm of the program.

The Cyclones will play an exhibition against Emporia State on Sunday, Nov. 5 and then open the regular season on the road against former Big 12 foe Missouri on Nov. 10 in Columbia. It will be the first true road season opener for Iowa State since opening the 1990-91 season at Chaminade as part of the Maui Invitational.

Iowa State’s annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series contest against Iowa will be Thursday, Dec. 7 at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones have won three of the last four meetings in the series and seven straight in Ames.

The Cyclones and Northern Iowa will meet Saturday, Dec. 16 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines as part of the Hy-Vee Classic, while another highlight of the non-conference slate comes on Jan. 27 in a previously announced Big 12/SEC Challenge game against Tennessee at Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa State and ESPN announced yesterday that the Cyclones would face Appalachian State to open the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 16-19). In the second game, ISU will face either Tulsa or Western Michigan, with South Carolina, Illinois State, Boise State and UTEP on the other side of the bracket.

The remainder of the schedule features a number of regional matchups with Milwaukee, Western Illinois and Northern Illinois coming to Hilton Coliseum.

Times and television selections, as well as the Big 12 schedule, will be announced at a later date.

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.