Iowa State and Wisconsin battled it out in a Round of 32 rock fight with the Cyclones edging the Badgers by a 5 point margin. Iowa State battled with not only the Badgers but some inconsistent officiating that really put things in favor of the Wisconsin early on. Wisconsin found themselves in the bonus halfway through the first half and Iowa State seemingly could not get a foul call on Wisconsin. Nonetheless, Iowa State battled through to take a one-point lead into halftime.
Iowa State would then stretch the lead out as far as 9 in the second half.