Women's Basketball

WBB: Big 12 Tournament to return to KC in 2020

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

IRVING, Texas – The Iowa State women’s basketball team will return to Kansas City for postseason action in 2020. The tournament will take place the same weekend as the men’s basketball tournament, returning to a similar format from the 2010-11 campaign, which was the last time both tournaments were held in Kansas City.

Head coach Bill Fennelly, a longtime supporter of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City lauded the decision.

“The Big 12 Tournament is a great event and to have it back in Kansas City is exciting,” Fennelly said. “Hilton South has been so exciting for Cyclone fans and we have so many great memories of previous Big 12 tournaments. We look forward to returning to a city that loves the Big 12.”

Iowa State has had much success in Kansas City, Mo., going 15-9 all-time in Municipal Auditorium and winning two Big 12 tournament titles, while making four championship game appearances.

The Big 12 women’s basketball tournament returns to Municipal Auditorium, which has undergone a $5 million dollar renovation, including all new seating in the lower bowl, new video boards on each end of the arena, an updated sound system and improvements to the locker rooms.

The 2018 and 2019 Big 12 women’s basketball tournaments will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla., before moving back to Kansas City.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.