The Iowa State Cyclones are on the road in the Big-12 to take on Colorado. The Cyclones are 1-3 in the Big-12 after a loss to Kansas wghile the Buffaloes are 0-4 in the league race after an overtime loss to Kansas State. Both teams have players coming off career games. Iowa State sophomore Craig Brackins scored 42 points against the Jayhawks while Colorado junior Dwight Thorne poured in 30 points against the Wildcats.

Cyclone coach Greg McDernmott says Thorne has elevated his game from last year as has Cory Higgins, and both are playing aggressive basketball. McDermott says they both have the Cyclone’s attention and will be a difficult matchup.

Colorado coach Jeff Bzdelik says the Buffaloes need a good team effort on defense and can’t be concerned only with Brackins. Bzdelik says they know Brackins is going to get his points, and they have to make sure that he earns those points, and that no other player has an all-star night.

Bzdelik says they cannot forget about the other players, as he says they all are capable of knocking down several threes, so they have to be defended as well. Colorado is 8-10 overall. Iowa State is 12-7.