AMES, Iowa – Iowa State will open the 2018 Maui Jim Maui Invitational against Pac-12 foe Arizona on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. (HT)/8 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU, the tournament announced Tuesday.
The Cyclones will face either Gonzaga or Illinois in their second game of the tournament.
“We are excited for the opportunity to play in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational,” Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm said. “This is the nation’s premier tournament and this year’s field will provide an outstanding test for our team as we prepare for an always difficult Big 12 schedule. Being invited to participate is a great honor for our program and we, along with our dedicated fans, are looking forward to the entire experience.”
Iowa State and Arizona will meet for the seventh time in series history, with each team having won three times. This will be the first meeting between the teams since 1998.
Iowa State is making its second appearance in the tournament, while Arizona is playing in Maui for the seventh time. The Wildcats won the 2014 tournament in their last appearance.