ISU looks to end its Big 12 tournament futility


March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State snapped a seven-year NCAA tournament drought in 2012 and could earn another bid on Sunday night. But there’s still one postseason losing streak the Cyclones desperately want to end. It’s been eight years since Iowa State won a game in the Big 12 tournament. It’s a run of futility that stretches back three coaches and three different host cities; Dallas, Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

The Cyclones (21-10, 11-7 Big 12) return to Kansas City to play Oklahoma on Thursday. They’re hoping that, for the first time since 2005, they won’t have to head straight home after the opening game.