Iowa State coach Wayne Morgan wants his Cyclones to think short term as they prepare for Wednesday night’s home finale against Missouri. Riding high a week ago with a seven game winning streak the Cyclones have now dropped two in a row. At 15-10 Morgan says he is more concerned about the next game than what it might take for ISU to receive an NCAA bid. He says they have to play to win and they have to do it every day. He says it does help to win games and go into games off a win, as he says that helps your confidence more than losing.The Cyclones squandered a big second half lead in a loss at Missouri the first time around but Morgan feels he has a much better team right now. He says they have a much better idea of each other and how to hold a lead. Missouri is 6-8 in the Big-12 and Hilton has been anything but “magical” for the Tigers who have lost their last five games in Ames. Missouri coach Quinn Snyder says playing in Ames is difficult as I-S-U plays with a great level of confidence there and you have to be six to eight points better to beat them at home. He says the Cyclones have played at a different level the last month. He says players have broken out and played at a high level and the leaders have pulled the others along to that high level. ISU is 7-7 in the Big-12.
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