THE MATCHUP: ISU draws Iona in the NCAA Tournament


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Bring it on, Gaels. 

Iowa State, a four-seed, will play the MAAC champs, Iona (a 13-seed) on Thursday in Denver. 

A few notes on where Iona is ranked across many of college basketball’s different platforms:

KenPom: 71
RPI: 86
AP/USA Today Top 25: Unranked

At first glance, this is a great draw for the Cyclones. On the other side, there’s Purdue as a five-seed taking on 12th seeded Arkansas Little-Rock. 

Check out later tonight and tomorrow for complete coverage of the draw. 


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.