VOTE NOW: Greatest men’s basketball games bracket

Help Cyclone Fanatic pick the greatest Iowa State men’s basketball game of the last 40 years by voting on our 64-game bracket below. You can find the breakdowns of each region at the following links.

First-round voting will stretch from Tuesday, March 24, until Friday, March 27, with the second round starting immediately after the conclusion of round one and going until Monday, March 30.

Update: The third round of voting is open right now through Sunday evening!

*** Niang Region (2010s)

*** Grayer Region (1980s)

*** Hoiberg Region (1990s)

*** Fizer Region (2000s)

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.