Iowa State announces 2023-24 non-conference schedule

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

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State has announced its men’s basketball non-conference schedule for the 2023-24 season.

The schedule features nine home games at Hilton Coliseum. The season opener is slated for Nov. 6 against Green Bay, the first of three games in the first week of the season to be played at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones will also face Lindenwood (Nov. 9) and Idaho State (Nov. 12) during the first week of the year.

Iowa State will host Grambling State Nov. 19 before heading to the ESPN Events Invitational Nov. 23-26 in Orlando. The bracket for the ESPN Events Invitational will be released later this summer for a field that includes Boise State, Butler, Florida Atlantic, Penn State, Texas A&M, VCU and Virginia Tech. The Cyclones hit the road for the first time Dec. 1, traveling to DePaul for the BIG East/Big 12 Battle. 

The annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game against Iowa will be played Dec. 7 at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State will face Prairie View A&M Dec. 10 before taking a break for finals. The Cyclones close out the non-conference schedule with home games against Florida A&M (Dec. 17), Eastern Illinois (Dec. 21) and New Hampshire (Dec. 31).

Times and television selections will be announced at a later date.

2023-24 Iowa State Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Nov. 6 – Green Bay – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 9 – Lindenwood – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 12 – Idaho State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 19 – Grambling State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 23-27 – ESPN Events Invitational – Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 1 – at DePaul (BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle) – Wintrust Arena
Dec. 7 – Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series) – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 10 – Prairie View A&M – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 17 – Florida A&M – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 21 – Eastern Illinois – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 31 – New Hampshire – Hilton Coliseum

Jared Stansbury


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