Men's Hoops Schedule Released

AMES, Iowa--A nonconference schedule that features four teams which earned postseason bids in 2003 and a Big 12 Conference slate with 10 games against postseason qualifiers from last season highlight Iowa State's men's basketball 2003-04 schedule.

In nonconference action, the Cyclones play host to intrastate rivals Northern Iowa (Nov. 30) and Iowa (Jan. 21) and travel to Drake (Dec. 20). ISU will play three consecutive games against programs that made postseason play last season in Xavier, Virginia and San Diego State. Hilton Coliseum welcomes Xavier (Dec. 23), a team that has made the NCAA Tournament the last three seasons. The Cyclones then go on a two-game road trip during semester break with matchups at Virginia (Dec. 31) and San Diego State (Jan. 3). Virginia has earned postseason trips the last three seasons (2001-NCAA, 2002-NIT, 2003-NIT) and San Diego State has been a postseason qualifer the last two years (2002-NCAA, 2003-NIT). Both teams have agreed to play Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum in 2004-05.

Iowa State will play 10 games against teams (including nine NCAA participants) that earned postseason berths in 2003 in its Big 12 schedule. Kansas (Jan. 31) and Texas (Feb. 14), 2003 Final Four qualifiers, will make visits to Hilton Coliseum in 2004.

2003-04 Iowa State Men's Basketball Schedule

Monday, Nov. 3 L.A. STARS (Exhibition), 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17 GLOBAL SPORTS (Exhibition), 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 28 MERCER, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30 NORTHERN IOWA, 1 p.m.

CYCLONE CHALLENGE, AMES, IOWA
Friday, Dec. 5 Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Idaho State, 5 p.m.; Iowa State vs. IPFW, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6 IPFW vs. Arkansas-Little Rock/Idaho State, 5 p.m.; Iowa State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock/Idaho State, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13 LIBERTY, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 at Drake, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23 XAVIER, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Virginia, TBA
Saturday, Jan. 3 at San Diego State, TBA
Wednesday, Jan. 7 *MISSOURI, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10 *NEBRASKA, 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 12 NORTHERN COLORADO, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17 *at Colorado, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 21 IOWA, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24 *at Baylor, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 *TEXAS A&M, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31 *KANSAS, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 *at Oklahoma, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 *OKLAHOMA STATE, 12:30 p.m.
Tue. or Wed., Feb. 10 or 11 *at Kansas State, TBA
Saturday, Feb. 14 *TEXAS, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 18 *at Missouri, TBA
Saturday, Feb. 21 *at Kansas, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25 *KANSAS STATE, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28 *at Nebraska, TBA
Tue. or Wed., March 2 or 3 *COLORADO, TBA
Saturday, March 6 *at Texas Tech, TBA

Thursday, March 11-14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament, Dallas, Texas
*Big 12 Games


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