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The Cyclones have been very enigmatic this season, and are very unpredictable going forward.
They have looked impressive at times, destroying BYU, playing Cincinnati and UNLV down to the wire, as well as recently taking Kansas to overtime on their home floor where they haven't lost in seemingly forever, and beating No. 11 Kansas State.
Despite those games, they have chalked up stinkers against Iowa and Texas Tech, as well as needed a strong second half to beat Drake University.
Their main weakness so far has been playing down to their competition, as they do everything well. They are top 15 in the country in scoring, rebounding, assists and threes. The team is full of multi-faceted players capable of doing many things on the court.
If Iowa State can strap up and play slightly better on defense, they are well-equipped to make a run in the tourney due to their difficult schedule and well-balanced attack. As they have shown, they will most likely either lay an egg in the first round or will make a couple teams have to book flights home earlier than they expected.