Iowa State men’s basketball prepares for the season opener

A younger Iowa State basketball team is eyeing another trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Cyclones open Monday night at home against Wisconsin-Green Bay and expectations are high after two straight NCAA appearances under third-year coach T.J. Otzelberger.

It won’t be murderers row the first two months. The Cyclones have nine home games in nonconference play and six will be against teams ranked 300 or lower in the kenpom preseason ratings.

Otzelberger says the schedule is designed to help the Cyclones get into the NCAA Tournament.



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