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Iowa State MBB’s Big 12 schedule announced

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

AMES, Iowa – The Big 12 Conference, which last season was the nation’s most viewed conference, announced its 90-game league slate Wednesday morning. All 18 of ISU’s Big 12 contests will be aired on the ESPN family of networks.

Iowa State will open conference play on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Oklahoma State, where the Cyclones have won four of their last five games. The Cyclones first home conference game will come three days later on Saturday, Jan. 5 when they host Kansas.

Iowa State’s Big 12 slate features a midweek by Feb. 11-15, the first time the league has schedule midweek byes since the 2014-15 season.

The Cyclones schedule features a minimum of 18 games against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season, with the possibility of another in the second game of the Maui Invitational.

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.