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We Still Booze 2.12: Advocare Invitational Preview

How will the Cyclones handle an incredibly strong tournament field?

NCAA Basketball: Savannah State at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The Cyclones stand at 3-0 on the young season and are coming off a Cyclone record 130 point performance.

How much have we learned about this team from those three games?

Kevin and Austin (CloneTeach) dig into the Advocare Invitational field.

Here is a statistical look at the field. All numbers are KenPom.com rankings.

Team Overall Adj EM Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Tempo
Iowa State 30 16.91 17 49 27
Indiana State 163 0.17 243 93 156
Miami 17 19.01 20 23 259
Stanford 65 10.48 112 29 121
Gonzaga 20 18.69 19 26 110
Quinnipac 278 -8.82 310 224 74
Florida 14 19.71 35 7 188
Seton Hall 35 15.79 42 27 99

If the Cyclones walk away with the tournament championship it will certainly be no small feat. The field is stacked with quality opponents and the winner will have earned their right to call themselves champions.

The Cyclones tip at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. The game is to be televised on ESPN2.

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