Iowa State set to open with Texas in Big 12 Tournament

Jan 22, 2018; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Mohamed Bamba (4) shoots against Iowa State Cyclones center Solomon Young (33) during the second half at the Frank Erwin Center. The Longhorns won 73-57. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State will take on Texas Wednesday night at 8:30 in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. The Longhorns locked up the seven-seed in the tournament with an 87-79 win over West Virginia on Saturday.

The winner will take on 2-seed Texas Tech on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

The game will be the nightcap of a doubleheader beginning with the 8/9 matchup between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma at 6 p.m. in the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Iowa State lost both matchups with Texas this season. First, a 74-70 overtime loss to the Longhorns on Jan. 1 at Hilton Coliseum. Texas completed the season sweep with a 73-57 win in Austin on Jan. 22.

Check out the rest of the Big 12 Tournament bracket right here.

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.