Cyclones Look To Bounce Back Against Kansas State

By Rob Gray, Correspondent

Jan 18, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Melvin Ejim (3) reacts against the Texas Longhorns during the first half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Texas beat Iowa State 86-76. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports


By KCRG Sports

AMES — Forget “Big Monday” — at least for several days.

No. 17 Iowa State is keenly focused on a smaller but still vigorous descriptive prefix for today’s Big 12 matchup with Kansas State at Hilton Coliseum.

“Bounce back Saturday,” summed it up for Cyclones point guard DeAndre Kane.

That approach for ISU began taking shape Sunday — a “players-only-meeting” day that followed a third straight loss.

“These guys care,” said Coach Fred Hoiberg, whose team has won three of the past four games against the Wildcats. “They’ve got a lot of heart. They care about each other and that’s a great sign. When you have players that have that, you’re definitely a leg up because I don’t think everybody has that.”

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