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 is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.