Iowa State Men to face Xavier in NIT Season Tipoff

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics:

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State will play Xavier to open play at the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday, November 24 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Cyclones and Musketeers will play the opening game of the tournament, tipping off at 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU.

Iowa State, which will be led by first-year head coach T.J. Otzelberger, will face either Virginia Tech or Memphis on Friday, November 26. The third-place game will air at 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNEWS, with the championship matchup to follow on ESPN2.

Iowa State and Xavier have met twice previously, splitting games in Ames and Cincinnati with the home team winning each contest. ISU won the first meeting, 68-61, in 2003, while Xavier took a 2005 meeting on its home floor, 72-59.

Iowa State’s nonconference schedule is now complete. It can be viewed by clicking here. Times and television designations will be announced at a later date.

For ticket information, click here.


Connor Ferguson


Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.

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