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  1. Naz Long forces OT in No. 16 Iowa State’s come-from-behind win over Oklahoma State (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

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    No. 16 Iowa State comes from 16 points back to beat Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State, but even with the loss, the Cowboys looked even more dangerous. Read why.

  2. Preseason preparations include hot yoga sessions for Iowa State

    Sep 19, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    Georges Niang

    Fred Hoiberg’s Iowa State Cyclones were one Aaron Craft shot away from taking Ohio State to overtime in the NCAA tournament Round of 32 last season. Alas, Craft’s clutch shot fell and it was the Buckeyes, not Iowa State, who booked tickets to Los Angeles for the West regional semifinals as a result. With four…

  3. Former USC point guard Maurice Jones looking for a fresh start

    Sep 4, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Maurice Jones, Josh Huestis

    Just a few days into the fall semester last year, it was announced that USC point guard Maurice Jones was academically ineligible to play in 2012-13. Coming off of a season in which he averaged 13.0 points and 3.5 assists per game, Jones would have seen his role change some due to the addition of…

  4. Iowa State dismisses senior guard Bubu Palo from program

    Sep 1, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

    Bubu Palo

    Iowa State senior guard Bubu Palo, who missed most of last season due to suspension, was dismissed from the Cyclones’s program on Saturday, the school announced. This time last year, Palo was suspended indefinitely after being charged with second-degree sexual assault, stemming from a May 2012 incident. Following the investigation, charges were dropped and Palo…

  5. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 11 Preview

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The NCAA Tournament doesn’t get going until March 19, but for the real college hoops fans, the days leading up to Selection Sunday is when the madness really begins. Over the next two weeks teams will fight for the postseason lives. Bubbles will burst and tickets will be punched, and Cinderellas will be born. This…

  6. Iowa State’s NCAA tournament hopes take a hit after loss to Oklahoma

    Mar 2, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    With some questionable officiating and a tough overtime loss to Kansas still weighing heavily on its mind, Iowa State had a chance Saturday to creep closer to the NCAA tournament and reach the 20-win plateau against Oklahoma. The Cyclones missed that chance in an 86-69 loss in Norman, Okla. Iowa State’s bubble hopes are now…

  7. Big 12 admits error was made near end of Kansas’ win over Iowa State

    Feb 26, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    UPDATED 27 February 2013, 12:31 p.m. ET Kansas escaped from Ames, Iowa, Monday night with a 108-96 overtime victory against Iowa State, but the win was not without controversy. Come Tuesday, the Big 12 admitted that mistakes were made by the officiating crew at the end of regulation, though the conference would not point to…

  8. Sexual abuse charge against Iowa State’s Bubu Palo dropped

    Jan 15, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

    Bubu Palo

    The sexual abuse charge against suspended Iowa State guard Bubu Palo has been dropped, prosecutors announced Monday in Ames, Iowa. The announcement is the first step toward allowing Palo to rejoin the Cyclones. Iowa State suspended Palo in September after he was charged with second-degree sexual abuse. The alleged incident took place in May, when…

  9. Ben McLemore saves Kansas in thrilling overtime win against Iowa State

    Jan 9, 2013, 9:29 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Kansas needed a hero Wednesday night, locked in a tough conference opener against Iowa State. The hero they got is a precocious 6-5 freshman who, judging by his performance against the Cyclones, has no reservations about stepping up in high-pressure situations on national television. McLemore scored 33 points on an efficient 10-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-6…

  10. USC, the transfer capital of the 2012-13 season

    Nov 9, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

    Kevin O'Neill, Jio Fontan

    Kevin O’Neill couldn’t fathom the season he had in 2011-12. USC was slammed with an unbelievable amount of injuries, transfers and lack of cohesion among his squad and it ended with a school record 26 losses. If you compare last season’s team to this year’s, there’s barely a resemblance. Point guard Jio Fontan returns after…

  11. USC guard Maurice Jones transfers to Iowa State

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational - Day 1 - UNLV v USC

    The Iowa State Cyclones have added a point guard on Friday afternoon, as USC sophomore guard Maurice Jones has decided to transfer ISU. “I am really excited to start over and be a part of a program on the rise like Iowa State,” Jones said in a release from the school. “I watched Iowa State…

  12. Iowa State guard Bubu Palo charged with sexual abuse, suspended from team

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

    Bubu Palo

    Iowa State guard Bubu Palo has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse and suspended indefinitely from the Cyclone basketball team after turning himself in to police Friday, the Des Moines Register is reporting. “I am extremely disappointed to learn of this allegation,” Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said in a statement, “and he is…

  13. Lincoln’s Isaiah Whitehead picks up offers from Arizona, Georgetown, Iowa State

    Apr 25, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

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    PITTSBURGH–Lincoln (N.Y.) guard Isaiah Whitehead has come a long way in one year’s time. This time last spring, he was a highly ranked 2014 prospect who had scouts pointing out his potential for growth. Now, in one weekend, he picked up offers from Iowa State, Georgetown, and Connecticut. Add those to offers from St. John’s,…

  14. Iowa State’s Royce White to enter NBA draft

    Mar 21, 2012, 10:18 AM EDT

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    After the kind of season he had, it probably wasn’t much of a surprise. Multi-talented Iowa State sophomore Royce White has signed with an agent and will head to the NBA draft, according to Jeff Goodman of Players have the option to back out of the draft and return to college by April 10,…

  15. What does Iowa State need to do to beat Kentucky?

    Mar 17, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Kentucky may have the toughest matchup yet for any No. 1 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament, simply because they’ll be up against one of the country’s most unique players. Beware the Cyclones of March. Following a first round where No. 2-seeds fell and No. 1 Syracuse got a run for its money from UNC-Asheville,…

  16. Iowa State needs more than Royce White to win in March

    Mar 1, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT


    Royce White has been the engine behind Iowa State’s attack all season. That’s well-established. But Wednesday night’s 78-72 road loss to No. 8 Missouri raised a legitimate question: Can Iowa State come together and make the shift from being solidly in the NCAA Tournament to being a dark horse that can make some noise in…

  17. No Final Four, but Allen gets fresh start

    Aug 22, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

    Talk about a role reversal. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Chris Allen could’ve had a chance to play in his third Final Four this season with Michigan State. Instead, after being dismissed from Tom Izzo’s program earlier this month, he’ll spend the final year of college career helping Iowa State rebuild. In 2011-12. Would you be happy…

  18. Floods take toll on Hilton Coliseum

    Aug 11, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    Hilton Coliseum is now “an island” with an indoor pool. Three nights of torrential rains have turned central Iowa — including parts of the Iowa State campus in Ames — into a natural disaster. Floodwaters dumped at least six inches of rain on parts of the state overnight, which has swept cars off roads, people…

  19. Hoops and piano? White's stretching his talents

    Jul 14, 2010, 1:12 AM EDT

    Royce White never played basketball for Minnesota last season due to legal troubles. So he did what any NBA hopeful would do. He learned to play piano. Paul Battaglia/AP (pauses) Actually, that’s fairly impressive. Sure, maybe White could’ve worked on his post game or mid-range jumper, but I can’t fault a guy who insists on…

  20. Big 12 goes from dead to top hoops conference

    Jun 14, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT

    Turns out the Big 12’s demise was greatly exaggerated. Thanks to commissioner Dan Beebe’s last-minute proposal to Texas, the Big 12 isn’t disintegrating. Colorado and Nebraska may be gone, but the conference will continue, simply with 10 teams. Rod Aydelotte/AP Cue sighs of relief from various parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Texas. There. Feel…