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Iowa State is Playing Good Basketball Right Now: Here’s Why

Iowa State’s undefeated start to the season has been validated. After taking down number 25 Xavier by 12 last Wednesday, the Cyclones matched up against the 9th ranked Memphis Tigers on Friday night at the Barclays Center in New York City. Iowa State tamed the Tigers by using a combination of stingey defense and efficient offense. Memphis’ litany of high-powered recruits struggled to attack the Cyclones defense and couldn’t stay in front of Gabe Kalscheur.

This new and improved Iowa State team has shocked pretty much everyone outside of the walls of the Sukup practice facility:

Things you didn't think you'd tweet: Iowa State --- the team picked last in the Big 12 --- drills Memphis by 19.