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The Mid-Morning Dump - 3/17/14

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DANCIN' AGAIN. For the third straight year (though this time as a high seed), Iowa State is off to the NCAA tourney.

NERVOUS MELVIN. Even though Iowa State had the autobid locked up, Melvin Ejim was still nervous.

DEAR DREAMY. Iowa Nice Guy finds out what we already knew... even Vladimir Putin can't resist Fred Hoiberg.

ELITE 8 FOR IOWA STATE MINIMUM. The Cyclones are a hot pick to at least win 3 games by CBS Sports columnists.

NIANGING. A 2002 Nelly concert sprouted in the P&L Saturday as bandaids became en vogue.

SCOUTING NCCU. Brent Blum previews North Carolina Central, the conference buddies of our old friends at Hampton.

A DREAM FOR KANE. DeAndre Kane is 4 days away from fulfilling his dream of playing in the NCAA tourney. Being named the Big 12's tourney MOP and now heading to the tourney is a far cry from his years at Marshall.

UNSUSTAINABLE? John Gasaway makes the case that the Big 12 tourney Cyclones are an unsustainable version of the team.

HOME GAME FOR IOWA STATE. The fan turnout in Kansas City was so impressive, 2 Minute Timeout even had to write about it.

CURRENT EYE TEST. Jeff Borzello slots the Cyclones at #7 in a ranking of how well the teams are currently playing.

HOGUEYBOMB. A amazing Big 12 Championship video bomb by Dustin Hogue on Melvin Ejim.

SEEM FAMILIAR? UNLV grad-transfer guard Bryce Dejean-Jones will not return to the team next season. The Rebels' leading scorer had some issues with discipline and shot selection.

30 FOR 30: BRIAN SCALABRINE. I'd totally watch this.