Iowa State returns to action tonight against Kansas State looking to avoid a letdown after upsetting Kansas on Saturday. Cyclone coach, Fred Hoiberg, says they got a lot of great exposure from that win on national TV.
“You know our guys from start to finish against Kansas played as hard, with as much passion as we have all year. I’ve been so proud of our guys how they’ve come together, especially since the conference season started, and you have to in order to compete in this league, you have to compete with that type of energy every time you take the floor,” Hoiberg says.
He said the recognition is great, but they have 10 more games to go in the season. Hoiberg says the game against the Wildcasts will be physical.
He says K-State gets almost half of its shots back off the offensive rebounds. “We talked about it against Kansas, we did a great job of limiting them to five offensive rebounds, two second chance points. We’re going to have twice as good an effort against Kansas State in order to do that same thing,” Hoiberg said.
Iowa State is 15-6 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12 conference and alone in fourth place. K-State is 15-5 and 4-4 in the conference, in fifth place. Tip off is 8 p.m.