Cyclone Fanatic’s NCAA Tournament Central

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Want to keep tabs on your Cyclones in the 2013 NCAA Tournament? Refresh this page often for link updates, information and more as Cyclone Fanatic is on the ground in Dayton. 


***Our Brent Blum’s scouting report on the Ohio State Buckeyes. 

***Notebook: Iowa State’s big men felt jaded going into Friday night. The result was an epic performance. 

***Photo Gallery: Matt Van Winkle snapped some great shots from last night’s win over the Irish.

***With the spotlight at its brightest, Georges Niang was at his best. Details from Chris WIlliams

***Game recap: Cyclones smack Irish 76-58

*** It’s game day in Dayton.Here are 10 final thoughts on Iowa State/Notre Dame & more. 


*** Photos from today’s Iowa State and Notre Dame shootarounds.

*** Korie Lucious is really soaking up his final date to the big dance.

*** Notebook: How the Fighting Irish prepared for Friday’s matchup vs. the Cyclones. 

*** Earlier this week I caught up with associate head coach T.J. Otzelberger to scout the Fighting Irish. It’s all about who can dictate tempo. Details here. 

*** Killing some time until media availability tonight at 6. Here are 10 random thoughts going through my head today, my National Champion & more. 

*** Matt Van Winkle Interviewed me about Iowa State’s NCAA Tournament matchup with Notre Dame & more during our nine-hour car ride yesterday. 

*** Brent Blum writes about how why Iowa State’s 3-point shot makes the Cyclones so dangerous in the Big Dance.

*** Some beautiful contrast to Blum’s piece from enCYCLONEpedia’s Kirk Haaland, who explains why the Cyclones do NOT live and die by the three. 

*** A podcast from Monday night’s special edition Cyclone Fanatic Radio NCAA tournament preview show. Matt Abdelmassih stopped by to talk Notre Dame. 

*** Travis Hines on why/how despite all of the double-doubles, Melvin Ejim is still flying under the radar. Ames Tribune. 

***Our Matt Van Winkle put together a highlight reel of some of this season’s best dunks.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.