REPORT: Cyclones to play in Preseason NIT

Iowa State will reportedly headline one of the top preseason tournaments next winter.

The Cyclones are set to participate in the Preseason NIT along with Memphis, Virginia Tech and Xavier, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

The tournament is set to take place November 24-26 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Each team will play two games at the Barclays Center.

The Cyclones have played at the Barclays Center once before, a loss to South Carolina back in 2015.


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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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