That "L" word happened with that blue and red team again on Monday, reigniting some of the Iowa State conference title talk. It's been hashed and re-hashed at this point, but the formula always depends on one thing for ISU to have a chance: winning games.
More specifically: road games. Tonight, the Cyclones return to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a matchup between two teams that always seems to deliver. Back in January, Iowa State clipped OSU by coming up with a key defensive stop at the last second. Dustin Hogue blocked Tavarius Shine with less than a second remaining and Georges Niang got a hand on Phil Forte III's desperation shot to seal the two point victory for the Cyclones.
If you need a reminder what happened last year at Oklahoma State, here you go:
The Opponent: Oklahoma State (17-8, 7-6)
Tip: Wednesday, 8 p.m. CST - Gallagher-Iba Arena - Stillwater, Oklahoma
TV/Webcast: ESPNU / WatchESPN
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network
Oklahoma State SBN Site: Cowboys Ride For Free
What to Know
We're Talking Oklahoma State - Version 2.0, courtesy of cylentbutdeadly.
enCYCLONEpedia: Iowa State at Oklahoma State preview - For you Kirk Haaland fans.
Oklahoma State Looking To Rebound Against Iowa State At Home - Tonight's game from the enemy's point of view.
Know Your Foe: Q&A With Wide Right Natty Lite - I answered a few questions for Cowboys Ride For Free.
WRNL Interrogates: Cowboys Ride For Free - CRFF also answered the questions I had for them.
You know this game is going to be exciting. Proof?
ISU vs OSU, last 8 meetings: —Avg. 4.5-point margin of victory —3 buzzer-beaters to win game/force OT —5 OT periods Fasten your seat belts.— Alex Gookin (@_AlexGookin) February 18, 2015
I expect it to be another close one, and probably a bit faster than the 63-61 game in Hilton earlier this year. It's going to be very tough for Iowa State to escape GIA with another win, especially if "road" ISU shows up.
Oklahoma State 71 - Iowa State 68
Which short white OSU basketball player is/was the most annoying to play against?
This poll is closed
Phil Forte III
Wait, they're different people?