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    Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University (Ames)

    Opened: 1971

    Capacity: 14,092

    Ticket availability: Difficult to nearly impossible

    Ticket information: 888-478-2925 or 515-294-1816;tickets@iastate.edu

    Distance from Chicago: 356 miles

    Hilton Coliseum is "one of those places where the local people are just as loud as the students and get just as crazy," said Shane Power, who played two seasons with the Cyclones before transferring to Mississippi State.

    Whenever in-state rival Iowa, Texas, Kansas or Missouri come to town, the noise and tension level goes even higher. I had a headache for two days after watching the Cyclones battle eventual national champion Kansas there in 1988.

    Former Kansas and current North Carolina coach Roy Williams paid the ultimate compliment after a 1996 game. "There are not many crowds or places in the country that have a better impact on the game than at Iowa State. The Cyclone fans are truly a sixth man. The place is so loud and always a fantastic crowd."
    7 college basketball heavens -- chicagotribune.com



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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Make it so (not snow) against Missouri tomorrow night.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    I don't know about tickets being difficult to find, but that is a cool little write-up.



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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    I love the respect, even if we are a little off our prime numbers at the moment



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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Does anyone know the ticket situation tomorrow night? I'd like to take the family if the weather holds up.



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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Shane Power's the best they could get for a quote? Thats still cool though.


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    Man, i love seeing writers from out of state give props to hilton. It puts a nice smile on my face as i read.



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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Nothing wrong with having a quote like that in a special feature article in the Chicago Trib from Roy Williams. Any publicity is good publicity, and a first timer coming here after reading the article would be impressed how understated the article is for Hilton.


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    It Comes from Iowa and Devastates Evanston Town'

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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Hilton is a better atmosphere than the Dungeon over in Iowa City.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Hilton has not been hilton since Eustachy was run. It is so much quieter in there now. It is like the knapp center north now.


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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Hilton hasn't been Hilton since Orr left. A ticket was very difficult to obtain then, much like the Chicago Tribune described. Hopefully, we can get back some of that energy in the coming years. Attendance wasn't that great during LE's 2 great years, let alone the pathetic ones where he admitted his team sucked.



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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Nothing wrong with having a quote like that in a special feature article in the Chicago Trib from Roy Williams. Any publicity is good publicity, and a first timer coming here after reading the article would be impressed how understated the article is for Hilton.
    I wonder if Roy would be willing to do a home and home series in a couple of years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by goldmember View Post
    I wonder if Roy would be willing to do a home and home series in a couple of years.
    doubt it. plus, why would he want to risk his 10 McD's all americans losing to 2 star recruits like wesley johnson in ames, iowa? those 2 star recruits suck!



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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    I'd love it. We still owe those guys for a few years ago in the Big Dance. I agree though I don't think Roy dumb enough to come back here.


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    Re: 7 basketball heavens

    Awesome story find!



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