AMES, Iowa – For the seventh time in the last eight years, the Iowa State men’s basketball team will put on its dancing shoes.
The Cyclones earned their 20th NCAA Tournament bid in school history this evening, as the 2019 NCAA Championship bracket was announced on CBS. The Cyclones are one of 15 teams in the nation to make seven NCAA Tournament appearances in the last eight years.
Iowa State (23-11, 9-9 Big 12) earned the No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region and will face No. 11 seed Ohio State (19-14, 8-12 Big Ten), Friday March 22 in Tulsa, Okla. Tipoff time and television information will be announced later.
The winner of the Iowa State-Ohio State game will play the winner of the Houston-Georgia State game on Sunday, March 24.
Steve Prohm, now in his fourth year as the Cyclone head man, will be taking his third Iowa State team to the NCAA Tournament, tying for the third-most by a head coach in school history: Johnny Orr (6), Fred Hoiberg (4), Prohm (3), Tim Floyd (3).
Prohm has an 83-52 all-time record at ISU.
Seeding was about where the Cyclones head coach expected it
No matter what the seed, the opponent would be tough according to Prohm.
For Nick Weiler-Babb, the focus has to be on Iowa State.
Tip off is at 8:50 pm on Friday