Iowa State’s men’s basketball team knew they were in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big 12 Conference Tournament this past weekend.
What the Cyclones learned Sunday was their seed, who they were playing and where the game was being played.
The Iowa men also earned an at-large bid into the tournament. Both Iowa State and Iowa will play first-round games on Friday.
The Cyclones (23-11) earned a No. 6 seed and will play 11th-seeded Ohio State (19-14) in Tulsa at approximately 9 p.m. on Friday night. It’s the latest tip off of the night and will be aired on TBS.
The Hawkeyes (22-11) got the earliest tip of the day. Iowa was given the No. 10 seed and will face seventh-seeded Cincinnati (28-6) at 11:15 a.m. on Friday in Columbus. The game will be aired by CBS.
Alongside the Cyclones in their Midwest Region bracket is third-seeded Houston (31-3) and 14th-seed Georgia State (24-9).
The Hawkeyes were paired in the South Region bracket with second-seeded Tennessee (29-5) and 15th-seeded Colgate (24-10).