Iowa State MBB announces nonconference schedule

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team opens the 2018-19 season at home against Alabama State on Nov. 6 and follows up three days later hosting former Big 12 foe Missouri.

The Cyclones and Tigers will meet at Hilton Coliseum for the first time since 2012, highlighting a non-conference slate that features seven home games.

Iowa State’s annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series contest against Iowa will be Thursday, Dec. 6 in Iowa City. The Cyclones have won seven of the last nine meetings in the series.

The Cyclones face Drake Saturday, Dec. 15 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines as part of the Hy-Vee Classic, while another highlight of the non-conference slate comes on Jan. 26 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge game at Mississippi.

As previously announced, Iowa State’s trip to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational (Nov. 19-21) highlights the non-conference schedule. The Cyclones will open the nation’s most prestigious tournament against Arizona, with a second game against either Gonzaga or Illinois. In the third game, ISU will face one of Auburn, Duke, San Diego State or Xavier.

The schedule features a number of regional matchups with North Dakota State, Omaha and Eastern Illinois coming to Hilton Coliseum. For the complete schedule, click here.

Times and television selections, as well as the Big 12 schedule, will be announced at a later date.

Jared Stansbury


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