The 2023-24 Big 12 women's basketball season opens Saturday, Dec. 30, as the league embarks on its first season with 14 members.
The 18-game schedule concludes Sunday, March 3, leading into the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship, which takes place in Kansas City's T-Mobile Center for the first time, March 7-12.
Each team will face five Big 12 opponents twice and eight Conference foes once. Opponents were selected based on a combination of geography, historical results and a poll of the coaches to best balance the schedule in terms of travel and competitiveness. Iowa State's schedule matrix features home and road contests against BYU, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. The Cyclones will also play host to Baylor, Cincinnati, Oklahoma and TCU in home only contests while they travel to UCF, Houston, Texas and Texas Tech. The Big 12 schedule matrix was announced in July.
Iowa State will open its conference schedule on the road at Oklahoma State on December 30 before returning to Hilton Coliseum on January 3 for its first home conference game against Kansas.
Complete television information will be released at a later date.
The 2022-23 season concluded with 90 percent of Big 12 teams finishing with winning records, a feat no other league has accomplished since the formation of the Big 12 Conference. A nation-leading 60 percent of Big 12 squads were selected to the 2023 NCAA Tournament and 90 percent reached the national postseason.
Iowa State's full schedule can be found below.
Date Opponent Location
Wednesday, Nov. 1 Truman State (Exh.) Ames, Iowa
Monday, Nov. 6 Butler Ames, Iowa
Sunday, Nov. 12 Drake Des Moines, Iowa
Monday, Nov. 20 Southern Ames, Iowa
Friday, Nov. 24 Vanderbilt* Las Vegas, Nev.
Saturday, Nov. 25 Syracuse* Las Vegas, Nev.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 St. Thomas St. Paul, Minn.
Sunday, Dec. 3 UNC Wilmington Ames, Iowa
Wednesday, Dec. 6 Iowa^ Ames, Iowa
Sunday, Dec. 10 North Dakota State Ames, Iowa
Sunday, Dec. 17 Troy Ames, Iowa
Wednesday, Dec. 20 UNI Ames, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 30 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla.
Wednesday, Jan. 3 Kansas Ames, Iowa
Saturday, Jan. 6 at BYU Provo, Utah
Wednesday, Jan. 10 West Virginia Ames, Iowa
Saturday, Jan. 13 Baylor Ames, Iowa
Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas
Saturday, Jan. 20 TCU Ames, Iowa
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Kansas Lawrence, Kan.
Saturday, Jan. 27 at West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va.
Wednesday, Jan. 31 Oklahoma State Ames, Iowa
Saturday, Feb. 3 at UCF Orlando, Fla.
Saturday, Feb. 10 Oklahoma Ames, Iowa
Wednesday, Feb. 14 Kansas State Ames, Iowa
Saturday, Feb. 17 at Texas Austin, Texas
Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Houston Houston, Texas
Saturday, Feb. 24 BYU Ames, Iowa
Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan.
Saturday, March 2 Cincinnati Ames, Iowa
BOLD – Big 12 Conference
* – South Point Shootout
^ – Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series