For the fourth time in school history Iowa State is headed to the “Sweet 16”.
John Walters and Eric Heft with call on the Cyclone Network of the game winning shot.
DeAndre Kane’s driving layup with just over a second remaining was the game winner in an 85-83 win over North Carolina. Everyone had to wait for a few minutes as the referees reviewed whether North Carolina had called a timeout before the clock ran to zero. The video review determined the game was over.
The Cyclones outscored the Tar Heels 17-7 to close the game. Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg talked about the effort
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After falling in the second round the past two years the Cyclones advance to the semifinals of the East Region. The Cyclones head to New York City and will take on U-Conn this Friday night.
ISU played without Georges Niang, who broke a foot in the second round win over North Carolina Central, and fellow sophomore Naz Long stepped up with some crucial three pointers down the stretch.
Long says trailing by eight late in the game Hoiberg tried to get the Cyclones to relax.
Audio: Naz Long :12
Kane finished with 24 points, ten rebounds and seven assists.
Iowa State is 28-7.