Women's Basketball

WBB: Iowa State to face UConn in December showcase game

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

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 11th annual Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase. Iowa State is set to participate in the event on Tuesday, December 17th with a matchup against 2023 Final Four participant UConn. It is the first time the Cyclones have been invited to participate in the event.

“We are humbled and honored to be a part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament Event,” said Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly. “It is without question a unique opportunity to play UConn, the most iconic program in our sport, at Mohegan Sun which is such a great venue for our players and fans who attend. This will be an experience everyone in our program will always remember.”

Tickets for the 2024 Invesco QQQ Women’s Showcase will go on sale Friday, September 6, via Ticketmaster and on sale at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office starting Saturday, September 7. Game time and television broadcast details, as well as the complete 2024-25 women’s basketball non-conference schedule, will be released at a later date on Cyclones.com.

About Mohegan Sun Arena

Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the busiest sports and entertainment venues in the world today, was awarded the 2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice award for “Best Casino with Live Entertainment in America”. Mohegan Sun Arena was also named “Best Casino/Resort Venue of the Year” at the 35th Annual Pollstar Awards. In 2021, the 10,000-seat Arena also received its first “#1 Indoor Arena” ranking for its size in the world from Pollstar and VenuesNow. Mohegan Sun Arena is consistently recognized among the top five venues in the United States, and also in 2021 was named “Innovator of the Year” by Celebrity Access for its ViacomCBS residency during the pandemic. In recent years, the “Most Beloved Venue in America” has also been named the “World’s Best Casino Venue,” by Best of Hartford Magazine, and is a seven-time national award winner for “Arena of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music Awards and G2E Las Vegas. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711.

About the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 450 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits, and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit hoophall.com, follow @hoophallU, or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.