CHICAGO STATE AT IOWA
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City
TV: BTN Plus
RADIO: KGLO-AM 1300
• Iowa defeated William Jewell College 105-81 and Belmont Abbey 96-64 in two exhibition games. Tyler Cook scored 40 points in the two games with freshman Luka Garza adding 35 points along with grabbing 21 rebounds. The Hawkeyes will be without junior co-captain Nicholas Baer, who is sidelined for three to four weeks with a broken finger.
• Chicago State was 6-26 last season and 52-171 in seven years under head coach Tracy Dildy. The Cougars are led by junior Fred Sims Jr., a second team All-WAC selection a year ago and the team’s leading scorer each of the past two seasons. They shot just 24.1 percent from the field and were outrebound 56-28 in a 77-42 exhibition loss to Valparaiso last week.
• Iowa and Chicago State have met four times previously with the Hawkeyes winning each time. The most recent meeting was a 96-53 Iowa win in 2011, in Dildy’s second season as head coach.
IOWA STATE AT MISSOURI
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
TV: SEC Network
RADIO: KIOW 107.3-FM
• The Iowa State men's basketball team opens its 111th season and the third under the direction of head coach Steve Prohm when it faces Missouri Friday night...the Cyclones open the season away from Hilton Coliseum for just the second time in the last 23 seasons, both of which have come in Prohm's three seasons as coach.
• Iowa State and Missouri played every year except 1915 and 1927 in a 103-year stretch (1909-2012) prior to the Tigers leaving the Big 12 for the SEC in 2012...this will be the first meeting between the schools since...the 233-game series is ISU's third-longest in program history (Kansas-243; Nebraska-234).
• The Cyclones are looking to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh consecutive season after finishing 24-11 overall and 12-6 in the Big 12 in 2016-17 and making the second round of the NCAA Tournament...it was the fifth time in the last six seasons that ISU won a game in the tournament.