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Iowa State Travels To Mississippi State For SEC/Big 12 Challenge

October 21, 2020 10:55am

The Iowa State men’s basketball team will travel to Mississippi State for a Saturday, Jan. 30 SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup, announced today by both conferences.

The SEC/Big 12 Challenge is in its eighth season. Iowa State owns a 3-4 mark in the challenge, falling at Auburn last season by four points. This will be the fifth road game in the challenge in Steve Prohm’s six seasons coaching the Cyclones.

The Cyclones and Bulldogs have met just twice, with MSU winning the previous meetings in 1978 and 1979.

Mississippi State, in its sixth year under head coach Ben Howland, went 21-11 overall and 11-7 in SEC play last season. The Bulldogs have posted three consecutive 20-plus win seasons.

 

Iowa State In The SEC/Big 12 Challenge (3-4)

12/2/13 – Ames, Iowa – No. 17 ISU 99, Auburn 70

12/4/14 – Ames, Iowa – No. 20 ISU 95, No. 18 Arkansas 77

1/30/16 – College Station, Texas – No. 5 Texas A&M 72, No. 14 ISU 62

1/28/17 – Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt 84, ISU 78

1/27/18 – Ames, Iowa – No. 22 Tennessee 68, ISU 45

1/26/19 – Oxford, Miss. – No. 24 ISU 87, No. 20 Mississippi 73

1/25/20 – Auburn, Ala. – No. 16 Auburn 80, ISU 76