NCAA Tournament March Madness

#13 Iowa St

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Projected seed: 2

A glance at Iowa State's resume reveals a squad that has proven it can hang with the big dogs and dominate the underlings, indicative of a true tournament menace. Of note, they boast a head-turner win against top-tier Houston, offering clear testament to their mettle. Their own conference hasn't exactly been a cakewalk, where they've squared off against heavy-hitters like Kansas and Texas, gaining another badge of honor by skinning the Jayhawks. Still, they've also shown they're mortal, evident from the snug Baylor loss. The hardwood tango isn't over yet, with upcoming tussles against BYU and Kansas State providing prime opportunities to galvanize their standing with the selection committee. The Cyclones' defensive prowess can smother the hopes of their opponents, making them a potential bracket buster, though consistency on the offensive end will be key to a deep March run. Keep an eye on these guys, as they've illustrated they have the capacity, especially within the defensive chokeholds, to unleash some tournament chaos.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6WI Green Bay207W85-44
11/9Lindenwood351W102-47
11/12Idaho St270W86-55
11/19Grambling238W92-37
11/23(N)VCU79W68-64
11/24(N)Virginia Tech59L71-62
11/26(N)Texas A&M44L73-69
12/1@DePaul304W99-80
12/7Iowa46W90-65
12/10Prairie View337W107-56
12/17Florida A&M339W96-58
12/21E Illinois311W80-48
12/31New Hampshire261W85-70
1/6@Oklahoma41L71-63
1/9Houston3W57-53
1/13Oklahoma St119W66-42
1/16@BYU27L87-72
1/20@TCU40W73-72
1/24Kansas St73W78-67
1/27Kansas18W79-75
2/3@Baylor17L70-68
2/6@Texas34W70-65
2/10TCU40W71-59
2/13@Cincinnati64W68-59
2/17Texas Tech47W82-74
2/19@Houston3L73-65
2/24West Virginia148W71-64
2/28Oklahoma41W58-45
3/2@UCF89W60-52
3/6BYU2769%
3/9@Kansas St7359%