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Basketball

Iowa State on track to face Oklahoma State on Monday

Dec 11, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm reacts during the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State will return to the floor on Monday against Oklahoma State — or at least that is the hope.

The Cyclones’ head coach Steve Prohm confirmed to the media on Friday his team is on pace to be back in action when the Cowboys visit Hilton Coliseum after pausing activities last week due to a COVID-19 case inside the program.

“That’s the goal,” Prohm said. “Going into (Friday) morning. That’s the goal. You know, and so hopefully we can see see true to that.”

Iowa State’s next action will be its first in more than two weeks. The Cyclones last played on Jan. 9 when they suffered a 91-64 loss at the hands of Texas Tech.

In those days since, Iowa State has had four games postponed with only two of them already finding new spots on the schedule (Kansas on Feb. 11 and Texas on Feb. 18).

As of Friday morning, the Cyclones had not returned to full team activities with the only basketball work taking place being with two guys in the gym at a time on opposite ends of the floor. Prohm is hoping to get his full team (or at least the players who will play on Monday) back on the floor on Saturday.

“I think that’s just what we’re living in and so you gotta you got to live in vision, not in circumstance,” Prohm said. “That’s the reality. Hopefully, we can get together tomorrow and Sunday as a team and prepare and hopefully we’re fortunate to be able to play Monday night against a good Oklahoma State team that’s playing really well right now.”

Jared Stansbury

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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.