No one saw this one coming. The Kansas Jayhawks were riding a 10-game winning streak and had exhibited a mastery over the Big 12 so far this season. Surely Iowa State wasn't going to be the program that would take them down. But Fred Hoiberg, the team's new coach and former star player, had other things in mind. In today's 72-64 win, the Jayhawks were shown up and gave the Cyclones new life for the second half of the Big 12 season.
ESPN's Myron Medcalf was impressed with Royce White and the rest of the Cyclones and says they're here to stay in what is becoming a very formidable Big 12 conference.
Medcalf writes, "Many laughed when Fred Hoiberg began his tenure at Iowa State by recruiting from a pool of players known for their checkered pasts. Royce White, who left Minnesota two seasons ago after a tumultuous stay, led the bunch. But Hoiberg looks like a genius right now after the Cyclones handed No. 5 KU its first Big 12 loss of the season. The win snapped both the Jayhawks' 13-game winning streak over Iowa State and their 10-game overall winning streak (they hadn’t lost since Dec. 19)."