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Cyclones Survive And Advance

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DeAndre “m-fing” Kane. DeAndre “Brass Balls” Kane.  DeAndre “Take it and like it” Kane. Nickname submissions can be emailed to Trent. You’re welcome, buddy.

Had to have been the worst way to sit through a hungover afternoon, watching Iowa State fight and claw back from down eight with under four minutes to go. Just like in the Oklahoma State game on Senior Day, Naz Long proved he gave no fucks and let a couple bombs fall to cut it to five, twice, in between my aspirin popping sessions. When Kane found Ejim to tie it up after my fourth glass of Ginger Ale on the day, all Cyclone fans knew the tide was turning. Although I may have had an evening vomit, mere moments before Kane sunk the winning floater with 1.6 seconds left, the victory still kept a sweet taste in my mouth.

Now on to the Sweet 16 at MSG against an opponent that will make the Cyclones feel like they are on a road trip, opposed to a neutral site. With UConn just a couple hours north, you have to think the 7 seed Huskies will bring the fans. With Iowa State making it to the second weekend for the first time since 2000, it will be interesting to see how many farmers will embrace the “liberals” of Midtown Manhattan to watch their beloved Cyclones. Winner gets the winner of Virginia/Michigan State, which is sure to be a tested opponent either way.

Good to see Paul Shirley’s twitter game still on point.

Shirley tweet

Playing it safe with the locker room dance. That’s about the best way to describe it. I call it the “Dog Paddle”.