THE BIGGEST 8/9 UPSET BY A FAVORITE EVER! The Cyclones started hot and didn't look back, defeating the defending national champs by a 77-64 score.
COCKBLOCKING, IOWA STATE STYLEE. A lot of people wanted the matchup of the defending champs and this year's #1 team, but Iowa State was having none of that.
BABB GETTING HIS DUE. Lot of credit going to Chris Babb for holding Jeremy Lamb to a 6 of 15 performance.
UCONN LUCKY? Jeff Goodman says the Huskies are lucky to lose, putting an end to their underachieving season, while in turn allowing a team with a chance against Kentucky to play Saturday at 6:45 CT.
INTERESTING WHAT ONE GAME CAN DO FOR PERCEPTION. After mostly counting out the Cyclones in the South region, a strong showing last night has some people believing, including AP Writer Nancy Armour and DM Register columnist Marc Hansen.
1-0 WITH THIS STARTING LINEUP. PEANUT BUTTER RAILEY TIME!
HUGS ALL AROUND! Brent Blum looks at how everything's going great in Cyclone Nation right now, even ex-Iowa State players and coaches.