Basketball games with Omaha, Drake canceled due to weather

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications:

Ames, Iowa – With a winter storm watch for Central Iowa in effect from Wednesday evening through late Friday, Iowa State’s Dec. 21 men’s basketball game vs. Omaha and its Dec. 22 women’s basketball game vs. Drake have been cancelled due to potential severe weather conditions, and will not be made up, the Cyclone Athletics Department announced Tuesday morning.

“After consulting with both Omaha and Drake, we believe that cancelling both games today will afford the student-athletes from all four teams the opportunity to depart ahead of the storm and return safely to their homes to spend the holidays with their families,” Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said.

Fans who had purchased single-game tickets for either game will be issued a refund by the ISU Athletics Ticket Office.

With the cancellations, the Cyclone basketball teams will break for the holidays before opening their 18-game Big 12 slates on Dec. 31. The Iowa State men will host No. 12 Baylor at 1 p.m. on ESPNU, while the 14th-ranked Cyclone women’s team will travel to Texas Tech for a 2 p.m. contest on ESPN+.