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PROHMBALL XI: Iowa State vs. Cincinnati Game Thread

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The Cyclones hit the road for what could be their biggest test of the non-conference schedule against a quality Cincinnati squad.

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Game Info

The Opponent: Cincinnati Bearcats (10-2, 0-0)

Tip: Tuesday, 6 p.m. CST - Fifth Third Arena - Cincinnati, Ohio

TV/Webcast: ESPN2 (Adam Amin, PxP; Fran Fraschilla, Color)

Radio: Cyclone Radio Network (John Walters, PxP; Eric Heft, Color)

Cincinnati SB Nation Site: Down The Drive

What to Know

Recap: You've Cat to be Kitten Me Right Meow - Iowa State lost its first game of the season to UNI in Wells Fargo arena due to the hot hands of Wes Washpun and Paul Jesperson.

We're Talking Cincinnati - cylentbutdeadly says everyone has to play better for ISU to be competitive tonight.

No. 11 Iowa State at No. 22 Cincinnati - Our counterparts at Down The Drive realize that Iowa State is probably the best offensive team they've played all year.

Iowa St.-Cincinnati Preview - The Bearcats feature an excellent defense, and will likely frustrate the Cyclones at times.

Prediction

This is arguably the toughest non-conference game on the schedule for Iowa State. Going on the road to play a ranked opponent is never easy, let alone one that your players are unfamiliar with the other team's personnel.

However, I think this is the game where we start to see Steve Prohm's coaching really take effect. While lots of people probably see this as a bad outcome for ISU, I think the UNI loss will have jolted them alive and they'll come out with renewed focus against a quality opponent.

I'll take a nerve-wracking bounce back win where the lead never gets into double digits for either team.

Iowa State 79, Cincinnati 76