Iowa State men’s basketball to play Ole Miss in SEC/Big 12 Challenge


Head coach Steve Prohm discusses a play with Lindell Wigginton, guard, during the men’s basketball game against Alcorn State on Dec. 10 at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won 78-58.

Noah Rohlfing

The Cyclones will be headed to Oxford, Mississippi, this January for the SEC/12 Challenge, the school announced on Thursday.

The announcement sees the Cyclones on the road against Ole Miss and their new head coach, Kermit Davis. The Rebels had parted ways with Andy Kennedy in February after 10 seasons. 

Ole Miss went 12-20 last season, with a 5-13 record in the SEC. The team’s leading returning scorer is senior Terence Davis with 13.8 points per game in 2017-18. 

Iowa State has had mixed success in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, winning two out of five contests and losing in Hilton 68-45 to Tennessee last season.