Iowa State was down by 4, under two seconds left. Senior Jiri Hubalek throws a baseball pass downcourt to Rahshon Clark, who slips and falls on the court. It seemed like the most fitting way for Senior Day to end for these seniors who've given a lot to the program.
We just couldn't get over the hump today, despite holding All-World player Michael Beasley to 15 and 9, roughly half of what he seems to average. Bill Walker was also held down with 9 and 5. He's also a douchebag, but I digress.
For whatever reason today, the offense seemed to be running a lot more crisply. A lot was available on backdoor cuts/dunks. Craig Brackins had one of his best games down low all year, scoring 24 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. Though his defense still leaves a lot to be desired, he looked just as impressive as Beasley, if not even more so. Unfortunately, no one guarded Jacob Pullen today, and his 19-point effort really willed Kansas State to a win.
The environment in Hilton Coliseum was one of the best this year, as the crowd was generally rocking when Iowa State got into the game.
It's nice to send the seniors out with a good crowd. Unfortunately it couldn't happen with a win.
ISU will face either Texas A&M or Baylor on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. It'd be really nice if it wasn't our last game before November.