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Iowa St. Cyclones
@ Oklahoma St. Cowboys

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011, 8:00 PM CST
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)

TV: ESPNU/ESPN3
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Pomeroy Prediction: Iowa State by 1
Sheridan's Odds: Oklahoma State by 4
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This game begins a stretch of contests for Iowa State that are getting more and more important. Iowa State's four losses are by a combined 15 points, and while Northern Iowa and Cal are looking like mediocrity at the moment, Kansas and, surprisingly, Nebraska, are playing tough, tough basketball.


Big Twelve Conference Standings

Conf Overall
W L W L
Kansas Jayhawks 3 0 18 0
Texas A&M Aggies 3 0 16 1
Texas Longhorns 2 0 14 3
Colorado Buffaloes 3 1 14 5
Missouri Tigers 2 2 16 3
Nebraska Cornhuskers 2 2 14 4
Baylor Bears 2 2 12 5
Iowa St. Cyclones 1 2 14 4
Oklahoma St. Cowboys 1 2 13 4
Kansas St. Wildcats 1 3 13 6
Oklahoma Sooners 1 3 9 9
Texas Tech Red Raiders 0 4 8 11


Tonight's contest is pretty big. With a win, Iowa State moves into a tie for fifth in the conference. While that may not mean much now, a win over any South team can become crucial when it comes to seeding in the Big 12 Tournament. Moreover, it would be the first win by a Cyclone team in Stillwater since 1988. And there's certainly a chance they could pull it off.