Big 12 Basketball Tournament
Every year the ISU Alumni Association is at the center of the action at the annual Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, with spirit rallies, get-togethers, and lots of Cardinal and Gold spirit! Check back for more details as these events approach.
American Airlines Center
Join us in the lobby of the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd., 2 hours before tipoff of each game. Get your spirit gear at our hospitality table. Show the coaches and student-athletes how much you care as we join the spirit squad, pep band, and Jeff Johnson in a raucous send-off before every contest.
- First game: No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 4 Oklahoma State, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 (Sendoff will begin at 9 a.m.)
- Second game (if the Cyclones advance): 1:30 p.m. vs. TBD, Sunday, March 8 (Sendoff will begin at 11:30 a.m.)
- Championship game (if the Cyclones advance): 8 p.m. vs. TBD, Monday, March 9 (Sendoff will begin at 6 p.m.)
Tournament Fan Headquarters
Babb Bros. BBQ, located at 330 Bedford Ave., will be the official ISU fan headquarters in Dallas. The restaurant is owned by Mike, Bob, & Davy Babb—famous family of former Cyclone men’s basketball player Chris Babb—and located a short 5-minute drive away from the American Airlines Arena. Come to gather with Cyclones from all over and enjoy your time in Texas!
Women's Tournament Fan Fest
Fan Fest will be held on the AT & T Plaza in front of the American Airlines Center each day of the tournament. All Fan Fest activities are free and open to the public.
Kansas City, Mo.
Iowa State Pre-tourney Party
Join us at Kelly's Westport Inn (500 Westport Rd., KC) for our annual Big 12 Tournament Kick-Off Happy Hour on Wednesday, March 11 from 5-8 p.m. An Iowa State tradition in Kansas City, Kelly's Westport Inn has become our home away from Hilton for years. Enjoy live music, drink and food specials, and so much more! Listen to the acoustic sounds of Brian Congdon from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Kelly's will be running the ISU mug special (domestic beer refills in the mugs are $5 for 34 ounces), and Joe’s Pizza will offer two slices for $5 or a large 16" pizza for $14.99.
Alumni Club Headquarters
McFadden's Sports Saloon, 1330 Grand Boulevard (right across from the Sprint Center), in the Power and Light District of Kansas City, has become the newest ISU in KC tradition. This will be your Cyclone home for the entire Big 12 Tournament, so make sure you stop in before and after each game!
2nd Annual Tip-Off Spirit Rally
Join the Alumni Association and Cyclone Club as we host a spirit party before the team's first-round game in room 2103—the 2nd level of Bartle Hall of the KC Convention Center.
- Rally begins 2 ½ hours prior to the start of session in which the Cyclones are playing and will end 45 minutes before tipoff
- Admission is free; however, donations are welcome
- Cash bar with dry snacks available
- Program will include appearances by Cy, Spirit Squad, Pep Band, Jamie Pollard, and Jeff Johnson
- Giveaways while they last and Cy’s Locker Room will have items available for sale
Watch this website for more information as it becomes available. (Please note that seating at these events, which typically draw large crowds, is limited and not guaranteed.)
As the men advance, rallies will continue to be held on the big stage of KC Live! and scheduled by the Big 12 Conference office.
More Kansas City Visitor Information:
ISUAA Club of Kansas City Events
Visit Kansas City
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City Power and Light District Information
KC Power and Light Detailed Map and Parking Information