Fourth-seeded Iowa State opens the N-C-A-A tourney for the three men’s’ teams in the state against 13th seeded Iona in Denver, Colorado. Cyclone senior Georges Niang says success in the tournament comes down to one thing.
Some pundits are saying the Cyclones are a good possibility for a first-round upset.
I-S-U suffered a first-round upset last year and Niang says they couldn’t forget that if they tried.
Monte Morris says he has recovered from his injury and is ready to play. He says the rugged Big 12 schedule has helped get them ready for the postseason.
Coach Steve Prohm says he’s excited to be in Denver and ready to play in the tournament following his first regular season in Ames.
Prohm believes the tournament experience is an advantage for his team, even the losing experience of last year.
The Cyclones open their fifth straight tournament at 1 p-m today.
Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI have a combined 20 wrestlers who’ll take the mat today inside New York’s Madison Square Garden — site of the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Radio Iowa’s Pat Curtis has a preview.