The Iowa State men's basketball program will have a moment in the national spotlight next January when the Cyclones take on national power Duke at Chicago's United Center.
The two teams will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in a game that will be televised nationally by ESPN.
"It's great to add a program of Duke's stature to our non-conference schedule," Iowa State coach Greg McDermott said. "Certainly, our players will be excited about the opportunity for our team to measure itself against one of the nation's elite programs."
It won't be the only Windy City appearance for the Cyclones next season. They also will play in a Thanksgiving tournament against St. Louis University with a second-round game against either Northwestern or Notre Dame.
"Having our men's basketball team play in Chicago three times during the next year is a tremendous opportunity for Iowa State University to showcase itself in front of the 10,000 alums living in the greater Chicago area,'' ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard said. "The Cyclone alumni base in Chicago is our second largest and we expect a big turnout."