Basketball

PREDICTIONS: No. 24 Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State

Feb 4, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Brad Underwood celebrates with fans after beating the West Virginia Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State (19-9, 11-5) vs. Oklahoma State (20-9, 9-7)

TV: 8 p.m. on ESPN2

Line: Iowa State (-3)

Chris Williams: This game has scared me for weeks. I actually don’t mind the matchup vs. Oklahoma State as the Cowboys like to play up-tempo and don’t have a dominant big man. Everything surrounding what will be one of the most emotional Senior Night’s in Iowa State history is what concerns me. I do believe that Monte, Naz, Matt and Deonte will be able to handle that. It’s still a concern though that so much energy and emotion was put into Baylor and that Oklahoma State has been on the back burner. For the record, Oklahoma State has won 10-of-11. They are really good. Still, I can’t see these guys exiting Hilton on a losing note. It’ll be a fun game and the Cyclones will win by a 85-80 final.

Brent Blum: Iowa State used an incredible Monte Morris performance to defeat Oklahoma State in Stillwater in January. 30 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the Cyclones 96-86 win. Cowboys point guard Jawun Evans brings out the best in Monte and you know Morris will be locked in on Senior night. Oklahoma State is a legit top 25 club and very dangerous. It has been the Cowboys defense that has taken the biggest step over the last month. This is going to be a wild and emotional night in Hilton for arguably the most successful senior class in Iowa State history. Iowa State 83 Oklahoma State 81.

Chris Williams

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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 CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com 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.