The Iowa State Cyclones visit California on Saturday night as part of the Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Series. The Cyclones have dropped back-to-back games to Northwestern and U.N.I. and both games were played mostly in the half court. Cyclone coach Greg McDermott says this game will be played at a faster pace.
McDermott says the last three games were played at a deliberate pace, and this one is going to be more up and down, which fits their style. He says they have to be able to win games in different styles and that is his job.
Sophomore guard Scott Christopherson says the Cyclones need to find a way to start winning close games. He says they have to execute on both ends under pressure and have to keep fighting.
Iowa State is 6-2. California has also dropped two straight and is 4-3.