Iowa State Basketball To Play In 2021 NIT Season Tip-Off

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will play in the 2021 NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 24 and Friday, November 26. The Cyclones will be joined at the event by Memphis, Virginia Tech and Xavier.

Iowa State has played in three postseason NIT events (1984, 2003, 2004) and two preseason NIT events (1987-88; 1992-93).

The tournament bracket and schedule will be announced this summer. Tickets are not yet on sale, but fans can secure first access to the best seats and discount offers by signing up for the official pre-sale at

The NIT Season Tip-Off has been played in New York City since 1985 and this fall marks the sixth year the tournament will be held at Barclays Center. The 2020 event was canceled due to COVID-19 and in 2019, Oklahoma State was crowned champion.