SO SWEET: Cyclones upset Badgers, advance to Sweet 16

Mar 20, 2022; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Izaiah Brockington (1) and Iowa State Cyclones guard Tyrese Hunter (11) react to a play agains the Wisconsin Badgers in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

MILWAUKEE — For the first time since 2016, and one year after winning only two games, Iowa State is going to the Sweet 16.

Behind a 22-point performance from senior guard Gabe Kalscheur and a clinical defensive effort, the 11-seed Cyclones upset third-seeded Wisconsin, 54-49, on Sunday at the Fiserv Forum. Iowa State will play the winner of the ongoing game between Auburn and Miami in Chicago on Friday.

Kalscheur carried Iowa State’s offense for nearly the entire night, connecting on 10-of-19 shots from the field and 1-of-4 from deep while adding four rebounds.

Izaiah Brockington was the only other Iowa State scorer in double figures with 10 points.

The biggest star of the night was the Cyclones’ defense, which held Wisconsin to 29.8 percent shooting from the field, 9.9 percent from 3-point range and forced 17 turnovers. The Badgers finished the game with more turnovers than made baskets (17 vs. 14).

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for full coverage this evening.

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.