Iowa State will open its Big 12 Conference men’s basketball season next season against the Texas Longhorns and are scheduled for three nationally-televised games .
The full league schedule — with television assignments — was released on Thursday.
Both of the Cyclones’ games with likely league favorite Kansas and a Feb. 6 home game with Kansas State have been slated for the ESPN family of networks. None are the coveted “Big Monday” games that have the prime 8 p.m. tip time and the college basketball world’s attention.
ISU’s road trips include each of the five North Division teams, Texas Tech (Jan. 20), Oklahoma (Jan. 27) and Baylor (Feb. 3).
Oklahoma State (Feb. 17) and Texas A&M (Feb. 20) come to Hilton Coliseum for back-to-back games. The Cyclones finish the regular season March 6 at Kansas State.
They should be well-tested by the start of Big 12 play coming off a non-conference schedule that includes Duke, Bradley, Houston, California, UNI, Iowa, Drake, Saint Louis and either Notre Dame or Northwestern.