AMES, Iowa – Iowa State has announced its men’s basketball nonconference schedule for the 2021-22 season, head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s first season leading the program.
The schedule features 10 home games and is highlighted by games against Iowa in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, Missouri in the Big 12/SEC Challenge and 2021 Elite Eight participant Oregon State.
Otzelberger’s debut comes on Tuesday, Nov. 9 against Kennesaw State at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones then host Oregon State on Friday, Nov. 12.
The annual game against Iowa will return to Hilton Coliseum on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Iowa State has previously announced games scheduled at Creighton in the BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle on Saturday, Dec. 4 as well as the NIT Season Tip-Off being played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 24 and Nov. 26. In that holiday tournament, Iowa State will play two games against Memphis, Virginia Tech or Xavier.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge returns to Hilton Coliseum for the first time since 2018 as the Cyclones renew their rivalry with Missouri.
Times and television selections will be announced at a later date.
2021-22 Iowa State 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