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

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Dec 22, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears guard Gary Franklin (4) shoots past Southern University Jaguars guard Trelun Banks (3) and center Frank Snow (22) during the second half Jaguars at The Ferrell Center. Baylor won 81-56. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

5. Southern Jaguars

The first game I want to watch is against the Southern Jaguars.  I pegged this as a game to watch not long after it was originally announced thanks to the presence of former Cyclone, Calvin Godfrey.  Godfrey took advantage of NCAA transfer rules to switch to Memphis and play immediately.  Alongside him, the team lost its other two leading scorers.  This probably won’t be the most competitive game without their top players, but an intriguing one given how well they played last year in winning the SWAC.