Cyclones Rally To Beat North Carolina, Advance To Sweet 16

By Rob Gray, Correspondent and Josh Christensen, Reporter

SAN ANTONIO — Iowa State Coach Fred Hoiberg scribbled intently.

His star senior guard, DeAndre Kane, studied.

With 15.7 seconds remaining in Sunday's pulse-pounding, run-filled, third-round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina, one play — they hoped — remained to be called.

The score: Cyclones 83, Tar Heels 81.

North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo — a 53 percent foul shooter — sank two free throws.

Kane took the inbounds.

Twelve seconds.


Drive, split two Tar Heels in the paint with less than two seconds left and ...

"Made a crazy layup," Kane explained long after fans in the AT&T Center became slack-jawed after an 85-83 ISU triumph.

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