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
|Texas A&M Aggies||3||0||16||1|
|Iowa St. Cyclones||1||2||14||4|
|Oklahoma St. Cowboys||1||2||13||4|
|Kansas St. Wildcats||1||3||13||6|
|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.