Iowa State and Missouri slated for Big 12/SEC Challenge

Nov 10, 2017; Columbia, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Nick Weiler-Babb (1) goes up for a layup as Missouri Tigers forward Jontay Porter (11) defends in the second half at Mizzou Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

After the Iowa State and Missouri basketball rivalry went dormant for nearly a decade, the two former Big 12 rivals will go head-to-head on the hardwood next January for the third time in five years.

The Cyclones and Tigers are slated to square off on Jan. 29 at Hilton Coliseum as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. This will be the first meeting between the programs since playing a home-and-home series with each other during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Iowa State and Missouri will be playing for the 236th time in basketball with the Tigers holding a 150-85 advantage in the series. The Cyclones are 23-20 against Missouri inside Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa State won the last meeting between the two programs 76-59 on Nov. 9, 2018, in Ames. The game is probably best remembered as the coming out party for freshman guard, and eventual NBA lottery pick, Tyrese Haliburton, who played all 40 minutes in the first start of his collegiate career.

The Cyclones are 3-5 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge with the last win coming during that same 2018-19 season, a victory over No. 20 Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. This will be Iowa State’s first home game in the challenge since hosting No. 22 Tennessee in 2017-18.

The rest of the Big 12/SEC Challenge matchups are as follows:

Baylor at Alabama
Kentucky at Kansas
Kansas State at Ole Miss
Oklahoma at Auburn
Oklahoma State at Florida
Tennessee at Texas
Mississippi State at Texas Tech
West Virginia at Arkansas

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.