NOTEBOOK: Who in the heck are these guys calling?

Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Darrell Bowie (10) celebrates during the first half of the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TOD...

WILLIAMS: Razor sharp focus the story in Round of 64

Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Deonte Burton (30) shoots past defender Nevada Wolf Pack guard Josh Hall (33) during the second half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jam...

PREVIEW: Expect Monte’s best vs. Nevada

Mar 15, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) practices for their first round game of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports MILWAUKEE — Cheering for the underdog is what ...

NOTEBOOK: Marquette locker room an odd feeling for Burton

Nov 28, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles guard/forward Deonte Burton (30) and guard Matt Carlino (13) talk against the Michigan State Spartans during the first half at HP Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports MILWAUKEE — Fifth-seede...

WILLIAMS: Addressing two elephants in the room

MILWAUKEE — Let’s just get these two storylines out of the way now. Being that three members of Iowa State’s roster - Deonte Burton, Darrell Bowie and Donovan Jackson - are all from the city of Milwaukee, will that be a distraction leading up to Thursda...

Seth Davis doubts ISU again. Good, say the Cyclones.

The Iowa State Cyclones gathered at Johnny's Sunday to learn their NCAA Tournament seed. They're a No. 5 — and will face 12th-seeded Nevada Thursday in Milwaukee (Rob Gray photo).  AMES — It took mere seconds. Immediately after Nevada was unveiled Sunda...

NOTEBOOK: Hungry & humble, Bowie was key for the Cyclones

Mar 9, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Darrell Bowie (10) dunks the ball as Oklahoma State Cowboys forward Mitchell Solomon (41) looks on in the second half during the Big 12 Championship Tournament at Sprint Center. Iowa State won 92-83. Man...

Surging Cyclones seek another landmark road win at West Virginia

Jan 31, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) goes up for a shot as West Virginia Mountaineers guard Teybon Myers (0) and forward Esa Ahmad (23) defend at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Rachel Mummey-USA TODAY Sports AMES — “Terrible.” Io...