Iowa State coach Greg McDermott says despite a tough week the Cyclones still have a positive outlook. A week that saw Lucca Staiger quit and go home was capped off by a 23 point loss at home to Kansas.

I.S.U. coach Greg McDermott says they practiced Sunday and he was pleased with the mindset and approach of the team. He says there was a bounce to their step and enthusiasm, and it is time to put a tough week behind them and move on to Oklahoma.

The Cyclones play the Sooners on Wedneasday night. There are 1-3 in the Big 12.

The Iowa basketball team is relying on three point shooting less and having more success. The Hawks have won two of their last three games in the Big Ten, including a 15 point win at Indiana on Sunday, and interior play is a major reason.

Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says they don’t dominate inside, but have been able to get some points inside. He says the chemistry is improving as the players get more experience and it allows them to diversify their play.

Lickliter hopes Sunday’s win provides his team with a confidence boost. He says they may realize the things that go into winning and gravitate toward them. “I don’t think we have everything fixed, but it was a good win for us, without question,” Lickliter says.

Iowa hosts nationally ranked Ohio State on Wednesday night.