Iowa State men’s basketball: Top five non-conference games

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Mar 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard DeAndre Kane (50) shoots the ball against the Connecticut Huskies in the semifinals of the east regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

With less than one week until the start of the men’s basketball season, it is time to go through and identify the most critical and/or exciting non-conference games on the Iowa State schedule.