Williams Blog: Thank you, hoops prediction

By Chris Williams, Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams 

Our 2012 football recruiting party at The Keg Stand in West Des Moines was a smash.

Thank you to the hundreds of you Cyclone Fanatics who turned out. It’s an event that I look forward to every year and I cannot put into words how much we appreciate your support.

To view photos from last night’s event in which the entire Iowa State football coaching staff attended, CLICK HERE to visit our Facebook page. (It’d be really cool if you "liked" us while you’re there.)

I need to thank a few other people before moving onto Iowa State vs. Oklahoma.

— All of our advertisers. We COULD NOT do this without you. You’re glad our site is FREE correct fanatics? Want to donate to the site? Give our advertisers business! Here’s a list of all of our current advertisers:

– Wilson Toyota of Ames
– The Keg Stand
– The Iowa Clinic

– Phillips Abbey Carpet and Floor
– Heartland Finishes, Inc.
– Buffalo Wild Wings in Ames
– Minor Wreck Express
– Mr. B’s Clothing
– A+ Lawn and Landscape
– Kippy’s Place in Elkhart
– Custom Granite
– Danielle Manus/DRA

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

HOOPS: My apologies, but I’m just not going to have time to put together an in-depth preview for Iowa State’s road trip to Oklahoma.

Having said that, I’m always good for a prediction.

I like the Clones.

Why? Here’s the deal. Yes, Oklahoma did sweep Kansas State (who Iowa State struggled with at home earlier this week) and yes, I do believe that Lon Kruger is one of the best coaches in all of college basketball. Yes, Oklahoma does have some talent and yes, it is a road trip for Iowa State.

Oklahoma has trouble scoring the basketball though and I just feel like this Iowa State team is feeling it right now. They’re as confident as ever and to Kruger and Co., good luck stopping Royce White. 

I’m going with my gut in this one. Iowa State 70, Oklahoma 62

LINKS: A couple of Cyclone basketball links for you…

— Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register points out that this is a huge game for junior Tyrus McGee.

—  Kirk Haaland from previews the big game.