The Iowa State men look to continue their domination of the Cy-Hawk series when they visit Iowa on Thursday night.
The Cyclones are 7-1 and have won seven of the last nine games against the Hawkeyes.
That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm who says the rivalry brings out added emotion.
This will be the first road test for the Cyclones and several freshmen who play key roles.
Iowa enters having lost two straight and in both cases the Hawkeyes were badly outscored in the paint. Iowa State’s guard heavy lineup will need to do it with dribble penetration.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was not celebrating two weeks ago when the Hawkeyes entered the national rankings and a two game losing streak will not make him push the panic button.
McCaffery is confident the Hawkeyes will bounce back with a good effort.
Iowa State’s ability to dribble drive is a concern.
McCaffery says the Cyclones are effective in a variety of ways.
Tip off is at 7:00 pm at Carver Hawkeye Arena.