2005-06 Men's Basketball Schedule Announced

ISU men's basketball team opens the season on Nov. 5 against Global Sports in an exhibition game.

Iowa State men's basketball program will play host to instate rivals Iowa (Dec. 9) and Northern Iowa (Nov. 29) at Hilton Coliseum and will battle Big Ten opponent Ohio State (Dec. 17) in the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic in the newly constructed Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Cyclones will also travel to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the Rainbow Classic. South Florida, Oregon State, Northwestern State, Colorado State, Western Michigan, Loyola-Marymount and Hawaii are among the teams in the annual Hawaii tournament. The Cyclones' schedule boasts five games on national television, including an ESPN Big Monday showdown vs. Texas (Jan. 9) in Hilton Coliseum.

"This is a great schedule against seven teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament last season, along with Ohio State and Fresno State." ISU athletics director Bruce Van De Velde said. "In addition, our season ticket prices will remain the same for the upcoming season and we will again offer a specially priced $149 season ticket."

You can purchase men's basketball season tickets by calling the ISU Ticket Office at 515-294-1816 or 1-888-ISU-CYCLONE. The 18-game season ticket packages are $425, $299 or $149. The Iowa State men's and women's program will play a doubleheader in the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Dec. 17. The women's team will play Northern Iowa in the first game, followed by the men's game vs. Ohio State on ESPN2.

The Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic doubleheader will NOT be a part of the men's and women's season ticket package. Season ticket holders and National Cyclone Club members can purchase priority tickets for the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic for $35 and $20 through the ISU ticket office until Oct. 1. Information on how to order these tickets was included in the season ticket renewal form sent out to season ticket holders and National Cyclone Club members earlier this month. One ticket will include both games of the doubleheader.

The women's basketball schedule will be released pending Big 12 Conference television decisions.

Iowa State 2005-06 men's basketball schedule
Date            Opponent                                               
Nov. 5          GLOBAL SPORTS (exh.)   
Nov. 11         BEMIDJI STATE (exh.)
Nov. 20         MOUNTAIN STATE
Nov. 23         PORTLAND STATE
Nov. 25         HOWARD
Nov. 26         IONA
Nov. 29         NORTHERN IOWA
Dec. 3          FRESNO STATE
Dec. 6          at Drake
Dec. 9          IOWA
Dec. 17         Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, Des Moines, Iowa     
vs. Ohio State
Dec. 21-23      at Rainbow Classic, Honolulu, Hawaii
Dec. 21         vs. South Florida
Dec. 22         vs. Oregon State/Northwestern State    
Dec. 23         vs. Colorado State/Western Michigan/Loyola Marymount/Hawaii
Dec. 28         TENNESSEE STATE
Jan. 7          KANSAS STATE
Jan. 9          TEXAS
Jan. 14         at Texas Tech
Jan. 17         at Nebraska
Jan. 21         TEXAS A&M
Jan. 25         at Missouri
Jan. 28         KANSAS 
Feb. 5          COLORADO
Feb. 8          at Kansas State
Feb. 11         at Kansas
Feb. 15         NEBRASKA
Feb. 18         at Oklahoma
Feb. 22         OKLAHOMA STATE
Feb. 25         at Baylor      
Feb. 28         MISSOURI
March 4 at Colorado
March 9-12      at Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament, Dallas, Texas

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