Comeback falls short, Purdue ends Iowa State’s season

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MILWAUKEE — So. Much. Drama.

Iowa State trailed Purdue by 19 points early in the second half. Nineteen! The Cardiac Clones did what they have done so many times, came back and took their first lead with 3:11 to play.

This time, Iowa State failed to close the deal. Purdue was too much and ended the Cyclones’ season by an 80-76 final.

The epic comeback was headlined by the play of Deonte Burton, who finished the game with 25 points. Monte Morris and Matt Thomas were great as well, scoring 18 and 20 a piece.

Purdue All-American Caleb Swanigan led the way for the Boilermakers with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Vincent Edwards had 21 and 12 as well.

Check out Cyclone Fanatic later tonight for complete coverage from Milwaukee.

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.