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    Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    My pick would be the 1992 2nd ISU/Kentucky game even though it was a loss. Thigpen and Bayless played great and had little trouble with the Kentucky press.

    Also, I don't remember the exact quote, but before the game Pitino was blowing smoke that ISU should be favored. Orr said something like Kentucky recruits players who wouldn't even return my phone calls.

    Here is a decent write up for those who don't remember

    WORLD’S GREATEST CLASSIC GAME ANALYSIS: UK VS. IOWA STATE (1992) | UK Wildcat Country: Kentucky Wildcats Blog



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    1997 v. Cincy. That was an AWESOME game too.


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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    1986... Defeated Miami (OH) in first round, 81-79
    Defeated Michigan in second round, 72-69



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    I would have to say taking UCLA to the woodshed in the Sweet 16 in 2000 to reach the Elite Eight was immensely satisfying.



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I would have to say taking UCLA to the woodshed in the Sweet 16 in 2000 to reach the Elite Eight was immensely satisfying.
    This was probably my favorite, I went to a concert the next day and the band was talking about how crazy Ames was after the win.



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I would have to say taking UCLA to the woodshed in the Sweet 16 in 2000 to reach the Elite Eight was immensely satisfying.
    Agreed. I remember Jim Rome saying UCLA was going to work the 'Clones and I swear 5:00 in to the game Earl Watson was tugging on his shorts because he was gassed.


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    I agree the UCLA game was my favorite. There's nothing like beating the mighty bruins!


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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    Quote Originally Posted by isuforlife View Post
    1986... Defeated Miami (OH) in first round, 81-79
    Defeated Michigan in second round, 72-69
    Have to agree with beating the No. 1 ranked Wolverines in '86. But only because I was there.



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I would have to say taking UCLA to the woodshed in the Sweet 16 in 2000 to reach the Elite Eight was immensely satisfying.

    Yep. Especially since ISU had a history of losing to UCLA in the NCAA tournament before that game. And the way UCLA put down Maryland the game prior, makes it all better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LoyalSonForever View Post
    Have to agree with beating the No. 1 ranked Wolverines in '86. But only because I was there.
    Me too!!!



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Yep. Especially since ISU had a history of losing to UCLA in the NCAA tournament before that game. And the way UCLA put down Maryland the game prior, makes it all better.
    easily my favorite. both teams were playing great, but hardly anyone was giving us a chance to be in the game, let alone win it. i still watch it from time to time. UCLA had nothing for us.


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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I would have to say taking UCLA to the woodshed in the Sweet 16 in 2000 to reach the Elite Eight was immensely satisfying.
    That was my pick as well. I guess I will be the first to say the next game should have been the greatest game in ISU history.



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    I went up to Minneapolis for the first and second round games that year. Saw ISU beat Central Connecticut State and just tear Auburn up (Porter was ineligible). But during that session, it was what UCLA did to Maryland that dropped my jaw. I was scared of them after that game. Then we ripped UCLA. I was happy.



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    Quote Originally Posted by isuforlife View Post
    Me too!!!
    Do you remember walking out shouting "Bring on the Wolfpack"? Woulda been nice to have some foresight on that one.



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    Re: Best ISU NCAA Tournament game

    When ISU beat Michigan, I was 11 years old. I still remember how the announcers were calling it a practice for Michigan as they built an early lead. Then ISU stormed away with a win.



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