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Hey Frogs, let's take a stroll down memory lane...

Remember how we so willingly gave you the big win you deserved in the final regular season football game of 2014? And remember how it catapulted you to that MONUMENTAL 42-3 Peach Bowl victory over Ole Miss that you guys had desired for the whole season?!?

Well, my dear Toads, it is time to return the favor.

We Cyclones will never forget the time that you ran TEAM for no gain and a loss of one yard against us from our five yard line with five minutes left in the game. It forever be known as one of the most kind and sincere gestures in all of college football.

"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just." - Pope Francis

Today, the Iowa State Cyclones come into your small, temporary lily pad in hopes of cementing their place as the 2-seed in the Big 12 Tournament. We don't ask much from you, purple friends, but we do hope that you remember the great deed we so lovingly did for you back on December 6. Perhaps a situation where we can return some kindness in the late stages of today's game - like, a 52 point lead with 13 minutes to go in the final period of the game - would be in order? Think about it, Frogs... We owe you some mercy.

Game Info

The Opponent: TCU (17-13, 14-13)

Tip: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. CST - Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center - Fort Worth, Texas

TV/Webcast: ESPNews / WatchESPN

Radio: Cyclone Radio Network

TCU SBN Site: Frogs O' War

What to Know

We're Talking TCU - The game today may seem largely meaningless, but CBD lets you know why ISU still has something to play for.

Niang is a Wooden Award finalist - As Georges' body gets smaller, his will head will continue to grow.

TCU gets one more chance to make "The Wilk" shake - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram talks about the Horned Frogs' last game in their 2014-2015 basketball home.

Prediction

This game is a huge question mark to predict.

Among the usual factors, including Iowa State's habit of playing worse on the road, there's always the chance that the Cyclones aren't taking today's mostly-unimportant game seriously. An ISU win gives them the 2-seed in the Big 12 tournament, and a loss the 4-seed. In all likelihood the team will be determined to win in the postseason no matter where they end up seeding-wise, but a 2-seed means forward progress for the program and once again beating preseason expectations.

In the first matchup between these two teams, Georges Niang powered the Cyclones to a 83-66 victory behind 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal. It was one of Niang's most complete performances of the year and a game that showcased the skills of the Wooden Award finalist. TCU had no answer for guarding Niang, so if the Frogs are to stand a chance today they'll have to find some way to neutralize him on defense.

I'll take the Clones in a tight one.

Iowa State 74 - TCU 70

Poll

Now that we've been through this year's schedule, which star player from another Big 12 team would you want to play for Iowa State?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Perry Ellis - Kansas
    (6 votes)
  • 47%
    Buddy Hield - Oklahoma
    (57 votes)
  • 32%
    Rico Gathers - Baylor
    (39 votes)
  • 7%
    Juwan Staten - West Virginia
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Nino Williams - Kansas State
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    LeBryan Nash - Oklahoma State
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Myles Turner - Texas
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Kyan Anderson - TCU
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Texas Tech - lol
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Other (explain in comments)
    (0 votes)
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