Iowa State Cyclones release 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule


Feb 4, 2013; Ames IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg talks to his players during their game with the Oklahoma Sooners in the second half at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State beat Oklahoma 83-64. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The schedule for Iowa State’s 2013-14 men’s basketball season has been released today, and here’s a breakdown of the entire schedule. Finally, the non-conference schedule has a pulse, posing a bit of a challenge for the Cyclones before the Big 12 season.

Highlights in the non-conference schedule are games against Michigan at Hilton Coliseum and the lone true road game at BYU, both back-to-back in late November before Thanksgiving break. What’s gone is the annual Cyclone challenge, replaced with a game against Auburn in the inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge and the team spending their winter break in Hawaii for the Diamond Head Classic tournament. Outside of the opening round game in the tournament, no tipoff times have been announced yet for the non-conference slate.

The Big 12 schedule has two Cyclones games that have been picked for ESPN’s Big Monday. Iowa State will be featured in five other games on ESPN2 (with two potentially being on ESPN), four on ESPNU, and the remaining six regionally distributed on the Big 12 Network. Times have all been announced.

Here’s the full schedule that’s available at and an easier, printable version can be found here.

 Sun, Nov 03 Augustana (S.D.) (Exhibition)Ames, Iowa  TBA  
  Sun, Nov 10 UNC-WilmingtonAmes, Iowa  TBA  
  Tue, Nov 12 Texas A&M – Corpus ChristiAmes, Iowa  TBA  
  Sun, Nov 17 MichiganAmes, Iowa  TBA  
  Wed, Nov 20 BYUProvo, Utah  TBA
  Mon, Nov 25 UMKCAmes, Iowa  TBA  
  Mon, Dec 02 Auburn (Big 12/SEC Challenge)Ames, Iowa  TBA  
  Sat, Dec 07 Northern Iowa (Hy-Vee Big Four Classic)Des Moines, Iowa  TBA
  Fri, Dec 13 Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)Ames, Iowa  TBA  
  Sun, Dec 22 George Mason (Diamond Head Classic)Honolulu, Hawai’i  4:30 p.m.ESPNU
  Mon, Dec 23 Oregon State/Akron (Diamond Head Classic)Honolulu, Hawai’i  TBAESPNU
  Wed, Dec 25 TBA (Diamond Head Classic)Honolulu, Hawai’i  TBA
  Tue, Dec 31 Northern IllinoisAmes, Iowa  TBA  
  Sat, Jan 04 Texas Tech *Lubbock, Texas  12:30 p.m.Big 12
  Tue, Jan 07 Baylor *Ames, Iowa  6:00 p.m.ESPN2
  Sat, Jan 11 Oklahoma *Norman, Okla.  11:00 a.m.ESPNU
  Mon, Jan 13 Kansas *Ames, Iowa  8:00 p.m.ESPN
  Sat, Jan 18 Texas *Austin, Texas  3:00 p.m.Big 12
  Sat, Jan 25 Kansas State *Ames, Iowa  12:30 p.m.Big 12
  Wed, Jan 29 Kansas *Lawrence, Kan.  8:00 p.m.ESPNU
  Sat, Feb 01 Oklahoma *Ames, Iowa  3:00 p.m.Big 12
  Mon, Feb 03 Oklahoma State *Stillwater, Okla.  8:00 p.m.ESPN
  Sat, Feb 08 TCU *Ames, Iowa  3:00 p.m.Big 12
  Mon, Feb 10 West Virginia *Morgantown, W.Va.  6:00 p.m.ESPNU
  Sat, Feb 15 Texas Tech *Ames, Iowa  12:30 p.m.Big 12
  Tue, Feb 18 Texas *Ames, Iowa  6:00 p.m.ESPN2
  Sat, Feb 22 TCU *Ft. Worth, Texas  3:00 p.m.ESPN/ESPN2
  Wed, Feb 26 West Virginia *Ames, Iowa  7:00 p.m.Big 12
  Sat, Mar 01 Kansas State *Manhattan, Kan.  6:00 p.m.ESPNU
  Tue, Mar 04 Baylor *Waco  6:00 p.m.ESPN2
  Sat, Mar 08 Oklahoma State *Ames, Iowa  1:00 p.m.  
  Wed, Mar 12 –
Sat, Mar 15
 Phillips 66 Big 12 ChampionshipKansas City, Mo.  TBA
* Conference Games