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SEC matchups highlight ISU men’s basketball schedule

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:31 a.m. CST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State will play five high-major programs during non-conference play, including matchups against Iowa, Arkansas and South Carolina.

The Cyclones on Tuesday released their non-conference schedule, which could prove to be the most challenging in Fred Hoiberg’s five seasons as coach.

Iowa State opens on Nov. 14 at home against Oakland. It then hosts a Georgia State team that won 25 games last season and will add Louisville transfer Kevin Ware.

The Cyclones will play two games against Maryland, Arizona State or Alabama in a tournament in Kansas City and host the Razorbacks on Dec. 4.

Iowa State will travel to face the rival Hawkeyes on Dec. 12.

The Cyclones finish non-conference play against the Gamecocks in Brooklyn on Jan. 3.

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