Cardiac Clones survive in KC!


Kansas City, Mo. — Without the services of DeAndre Kane for the final four minutes of what was a bruiser of a basketball game, Iowa State somehow found a way to win its quarterfinal game in the Big 12 Tournament over Kansas State by an 91-85. 

Junior Dustin Hogue played the unlikely role of hero by scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds in the win. Melvin Ejim had a double-double of his own with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Once again, Georges Niang was clutch down the stretch. The sophomore had 18 and seven for the Cyclones. 

Up next for Iowa State is a semi-final game against either Kansas or Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks and the Cowboys are currently playing in the Sprint Center. Tomorrow night’s semi-final will tip off at 6 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. 

Check out later today for complete locker room coverage, along with commentary on the big win. 

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.