Non-Con Schedule Released

Take a look at Iowa State's complete non-conference schedule, which the school released Wednesday

The Cyclones filled in the gaps of their non-conference basketball schedule Wednesday morning, announcing a slate of 12 games — along with an exhibition against Viterbo (Wis.) — including dates for the annual contest versus Iowa and the Hy-Vee Big Four Classic.

Times and TV information will be announced later, along with the Big 12 conference schedule.

The highlights: A trip to New York over Christmas break to face South Carolina (this had been reported prior), which Jameel McKay would be eligible for; another SEC contest against Arkansas; Georgia State went 25-9 a year ago and of the three starters it returns to a lineup, Ryan Harrow (the former Kentucky and N.C. State player) should be fun to watch; the CBE Classic in Kansas City will see ISU play two games against a pool featuring Arizona State, Maryland and Alabama.

The lowlights: It's not like the home non-conference schedule was loaded last season, but Michigan and Iowa made for a nice, buzzy tandem ...

Oakland's misery (13-20, 7-9 in league play) at least ought to be nullified by the excitement over ISU's opener; there are four total stinkers in Mississippi Valley State (No. 347 of 351 teams per kenpom in 2013-14); Lamar (342); UMKC (273) and Southern (207).

Schedule

  • Friday, Nov. 7 VITERBO (Wis.) (Exhibition)
  • Friday, Nov. 14 OAKLAND (CBE Hall of Fame Classic - Ames, Iowa)
  • Monday, Nov. 17 Georgia STATE (CBE Hall of Fame Classic - Ames, Iowa)
  • Monday, Nov. 24 vs. TBA (CBE Hall of Fame Classic - Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 25 vs. TBA (CBE Hall of Fame Classic - Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 2 LAMAR
  • Thursday, Dec. 4 ARKANSAS (Big 12/SEC Challenge)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9 UMKC
  • Friday, Dec. 12 at Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
  • Sunday, Dec. 14 SOUTHERN
  • Saturday, Dec. 20 vs. Drake (Hy-Vee Big Four Classic - Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 31 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
  • Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. South Carolina (Barclays Center - Brooklyn, N.Y.)
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