• Fanatics -

    Thank you for your patience today and welcome to the newest version of Cyclone Fanatic!

    Most of the changes we have made are very simple, but will greatly improve your user experience while visiting the website.

    We have upgraded our forum software to speed things up. Our homepage is much cleaner and should be even more mobile friendly than before.

    We appreciate your loyalty and are committed to not only keeping Cyclone Fanatic in tip-top shape, but continuing to build this community for the next decade and beyond.

    We ask that if you are experiences any glitches to let us know in this thread . Will will be diligently working on the site all day.

    Thanks again.

    Chris Williams - Publisher
Basketball

VEGAS: Purdue the early, slight favorite vs. Cyclones

Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers forward Vince Edwards (12) drives around defender Vermont Catamounts forward Anthony Lamb (3) during the second half of the game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

MILWAUKEE — Iowa State will practice at a little after 4 p.m. today in preparation for its Round of 32 matchup with 4th-seeded Purdue on Saturday (8:40 p.m. on TBS).

Vegas chimed in on the matchup early this morning and is basically predicting a draw. The experts in the desert have tabbed Purdue as a slight 1-point favorite.

This exactly matches the KenPom projection of a 76-75 Boilermaker victory. According to the statistical website, Iowa State has a 48 percent chance of advancing to the Sweet 16.

Check out Cyclone Fanatic later today for complete coverage of Iowa State in Milwaukee.