Iowa State announces nonconference MBB schedule

Nov 27, 2019; Nassau, BHS; Iowa State Cyclones forward George Conditt IV (4) shoots over Michigan Wolverines forward Colin Castleton (11) during the first half at Imperial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State has announced its men’s basketball nonconference schedule for the 2020-21 season.

The schedule features eight nonconference home games with the Big East/Big 12 Battle and SEC/Big 12 Challenge opponents and locations yet to be announced.

The season begins on Tuesday, Nov. 10 when the Cyclones host Kennesaw State. Iowa State will welcome Oregon State to Hilton Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 13.

The Cyclones will play in the Emerald Coast Classic Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 in Niceville, Florida. ISU, which won the 2015 Emerald Coast Classic, will play two of three possible opponents in Florida, Illinois and Oregon at the tournament. The bracket for the tournament will be announced at a later date.

The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series will be Thursday, Dec. 10 in Iowa City.

2020-21 Nonconference Men’s Basketball Schedule

Nov. 10 – Kennesaw State – Hilton Coliseum

Nov. 13 – Oregon State – Hilton Coliseum

Nov. 17 – Alabama A&M – Hilton Coliseum

Nov. 22 – Louisiana Monroe – Hilton Coliseum

Nov. 27 & 29 – Emerald Coast Classic – Florida/Illinois/Oregon – at Niceville, Fla.

Dec. 2 – South Dakota State – Hilton Coliseum

Dec. 6 – TBA (Big 12/Big East Battle)

Dec. 10 – at Iowa

Dec. 13 – Jackson State

Dec. 20 – North Carolina A&T

Dec. 22 – Chicago State

Jan. 23 – TBA (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)

Jared Stansbury


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