The Iowa State Cyclones try to stay unbeaten, tonight, with a game at home against Kennesaw State. The Owls have lost three games but they do own an early season victory over Georgia Tech.

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg says the Owls have some “big time” athletes who are tall and it is a tough team to prepare for. He says they will try to push the tempo and transition defense will be huge. Hoiberg says they will have to be selective in when they shoot early shots.

The Drake Bulldogs take on Southern Utah this evening in the opening round of the Great Alaska shootout. The Bulldogs are 1-1 on the season while Southern Utah is 1-2 after a home loss to Utah State.

Drake coach Mark Phelps says they have size and experience and they play well together and are well coached. Win or lose the Bulldogs won’t play again until Friday and Phelps likes the schedule. He says it’s good to have a day off on Thanksgiving and have a meal together.