NOTEBOOK: Who in the heck are these guys calling?

Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Darrell Bowie (10) celebrates during the first half of the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TOD...

WILLIAMS: Addressing two elephants in the room

MILWAUKEE — Let’s just get these two storylines out of the way now. Being that three members of Iowa State’s roster - Deonte Burton, Darrell Bowie and Donovan Jackson - are all from the city of Milwaukee, will that be a distraction leading up to Thursda...

Seth Davis doubts ISU again. Good, say the Cyclones.

The Iowa State Cyclones gathered at Johnny's Sunday to learn their NCAA Tournament seed. They're a No. 5 — and will face 12th-seeded Nevada Thursday in Milwaukee (Rob Gray photo).  AMES — It took mere seconds. Immediately after Nevada was unveiled Sunda...

NOTEBOOK: Hungry & humble, Bowie was key for the Cyclones

Mar 9, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Darrell Bowie (10) dunks the ball as Oklahoma State Cowboys forward Mitchell Solomon (41) looks on in the second half during the Big 12 Championship Tournament at Sprint Center. Iowa State won 92-83. Man...

ONTO FRIDAY: Iowa State flexes its muscles in KC

Mar 9, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Nazareth Mitrou-Long (15) looks to pass as Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Brandon Averette (0) defends in the first half during the Big 12 Championship Tournament at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Den...

WILLIAMS: Two weeks later, very different story

Feb 18, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Deonte Burton (30) drives the ball toward the basket while being guarded by TCU Horned Frogs forward JD Miller (15) and guard Alex Robinson (25) in the first half at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Cre...

ISU’s “Project Stop Vlad” starts with Solomon Young

Dec 30, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Solomon Young (33) defends Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Keenan Evans (12) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won 63-56. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports AMES — As Vlad Brodziansky s...

Solomon Young impresses in first career start

Dec 30, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Solomon Young (33) defends Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Keenan Evans (12) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won 63-56. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports AMES --- The five spot has been a...