Basketball

Iowa State 23rd in Learfield Directors’ Cup standings

Iowa State Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger talks with a player during their game against LSU Friday, March 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. Iowa State defeated LSU 59-54.

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State is 23rd nationally and second in the Big 12 in the 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Division I standings, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced Thursday. The Cyclones amassed 207.5 points in the winter sports season, bringing the season total to 416.5 points.

The 207.5 points come at the mid-way point of the winter championship seasons, as Iowa State will have an additional 37 points from the gymnastics team for the final winter update. Iowa State’s 244.5 will be the highest winter-only total since 2013-14.

Both Cyclone basketball teams reached the Sweet 16, as they each earned 64 points. Iowa State was one of three schools that earned 64 points from both basketball teams. The Iowa State men finished the year 22-13 overall, while the women set a school record for wins with a 28-7 record.

The men’s indoor track and field team finished in a tie for 47th, earning 22.5 points behind a pair of All-America honors from Wesley Kiptoo and a sixth-place finish from the distance medley relay team.

Cyclone wrestling finished 17th at the NCAA Championships, earning 57 points in the standings. Iowa State crowned three All-Americans, led by a third-place finish from David Carr at 157 pounds.

The gymnastics team qualified for its 14th NCAA Regional in the last 15 years. The Cyclones defeated Western Michigan 195.75-193.575 in the first round and finished fourth in the second round.

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.

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