Iowa State Cyclones take on the Washington State Cougars in second round

Sat, Mar 23, 2024
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Iowa State Cyclones take on the Washington State Cougars in second round

Washington State Cougars (25-9, 15-7 Pac-12) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (28-7, 16-5 Big 12)

Omaha, Nebraska; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cyclones -6.5; over/under is 129

BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 Iowa State and No. 25 Washington State meet in the NCAA Tournament second round.

The Cyclones are 16-5 against Big 12 opponents and 12-2 in non-conference play. Iowa State is sixth in the Big 12 scoring 75.7 points while shooting 46.7% from the field.

The Cougars' record in Pac-12 action is 15-7. Washington State has a 4-0 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

Iowa State makes 46.7% of its shots from the field this season, which is 4.5 percentage points higher than Washington State has allowed to its opponents (42.2%). Washington State has shot at a 46.4% rate from the field this season, 6.3 percentage points above the 40.1% shooting opponents of Iowa State have averaged.

TOP PERFORMERS: Keshon Gilbert is scoring 13.8 points per game and averaging 4.4 rebounds for the Cyclones. Curtis Jones is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Isaac Jones is averaging 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Cougars. Jaylen Wells is averaging 15.3 points over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Cyclones: 8-2, averaging 68.3 points, 32.0 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 9.8 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 58.7 points per game.

Cougars: 7-3, averaging 71.1 points, 37.5 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.3 points.

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