In my opinion, Niang plays, Iowa State is heading to the Final Four. Our team played amazing, but I watched enough. cyclone basketball to see a team that was getting better and more confident every game. It's a shame, but as a husky fan, I can't be too unhappy. The stars aligned with him injured and MSG being the venue. I don't think it is an excuse, but even though we'll never know, the Big 12 champ was a team I saw that could handle a team beaten by SMU twice and Louisville 3 times. I am a big fan of Cyclone hoops, the mayor and of course, dating myself, Jeff Hornacek. Root for us to beat the Spartans as our programs, basketball and football have a lot in common. Congrats on a great season.