Basketball

Mathematically, losing that way twice in a row was nearly impossible

Oct 8, 2016; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Jalen McCleskey (1) makes a catch ahead of Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Brian Peavy (10) during the second half at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Not to throw salt in a very deep and open wound, but what Iowa State has done the last two Saturdays is incredible – in a very frustrating and nearly impossible way.

Thanks to a couple of Fanatics on Twitter for pointing out the following:

That’s insane.

What’s even more wild is the probability that Iowa State would blow both of those games two weeks in a row.

Simply multiple the opposition’s chance of winning, 8% by 5% and you get 0.4% odds of that actually happening.