Feb 7, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm on the sidelines against the University of Texas Longhorns at the Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State will play Appalachian State in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament, according to a report by ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman. The Mountaineers replaced Florida State in the field after the Seminoles dropped out.
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Matchups, per source. South Carolina-Illinois State, Boise State-UTEP, Iowa State-App State, Tulsa-Western Michigan.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 25, 2017
Appalachian State went 9-21 last season and 4-14 in Sun Belt play. The Mountaineers return their top two scorers, including 6-foot-5 junior guard Ronshad Shabazz, who poured in 16.7 points per game last season.
The Puerto Rico Tip-Off will take place Nov. 16, 17 and 19 at Coliseo Municipal Tomas Dones in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.