ISU men’s basketball to be showcased three times on ESPN’s Big Monday


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Kansas’ Perry Ellis attempts to block junior forward Georges Niang during Iowa State’s game against Kansas on Jan. 17. The Cyclones defeated the Jayhawks 86-81. Niang had 15 points in the game.

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The ISU men’s basketball is a big-time national draw, at least according to the ESPN schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

The Cyclones will appear on ESPN’s Big Monday three times next year, beginning in back-to-back weeks in January.

Iowa State will host Oklahoma on Jan. 18 and Kansas on Jan. 25. The Cyclones will also square off against the Mountaineers at West Virginia on Feb. 22. 

Iowa State defeated Kansas and Oklahoma last season at home, as well as beat West Virginia in both contests. 

The three nationally televised showcases will bring Iowa State’s tally to nine Big Monday games since 2013-14.