Iowa State announced its non-conference men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday, which includes its annual matchup with Iowa and a trip to the NIT Season Tip-Off.
New Cyclones head coach T.J. Otzelberger will make his regular-season debut at home on Nov. 9 when the Cyclones host Kennesaw State, one four straight home games to start the season. That includes Oregon State on Nov. 12, Alabama State on No. 16, and Grambling State on Nov. 21. Oregon State reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament last March.
As previously announced, the Cyclones will play in the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Nov. 24 and Nov. 26. Memphis, Virginia Tech, and Xavier will also play in the tournament.
In December, the Cyclones return home to host Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Dec. 1, followed by a trip to Omaha, Nebraska, to face Creighton on Dec. 4 in the BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle.
The Cyclones renew the Cy-Hawk Series on Dec. 9 at Hilton Coliseum against Iowa, and the Cyclones won’t leave Hilton Coliseum the rest of the month. The Cyclones host Jackson State at Dec. 12, Southeastern Louisiana on Dec. 19, and Chicago State on Dec. 21.
The Cyclones’ final non-conference game is against former Big 8 and Big 12 rival Missouri on Jan. 29 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. That game will be at Hilton Coliseum.
2021-22 Iowa State Men’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule
Nov. 9 – Kennesaw State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 12 – Oregon State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 16 – Alabama State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 21 – Grambling State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 24 & 26 – NIT Season Tip-Off – Memphis, Virginia Tech, Xavier – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dec. 1 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 4 – at Creighton (BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle) – CHI Health Center Omaha
Dec. 9 – Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series) – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 12 – Jackson State – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 19 – Southeastern Louisiana – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 21 – Chicago State – Hilton Coliseum
Jan. 29 – Missouri (Big 12/SEC Challenge) – Hilton Coliseum
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