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Iowa State to play Appalachian State in first round of Puerto Rico Tip-Off

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.

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.

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.