Iowa State Cyclones Mens Basketball Tickets
The Iowa State Cyclones men’s basketball team is a Division I program for Iowa State University. The team is located in Ames, Iowa and plays their home games at the Hilton Coliseum. The Hilton Coliseum has a capacity of 14,356 people and opened in 1971. The term “Hilton Magic” has been used to try to explain the occurrences that would happen at home. Included in this was the teams 39-game winning streak at home. The team plays in the Big 12 Conference. The team is currently coached by Fred Hoiberg. In his two years as coach, Hoiberg has put the team near the top of the Big 12, winning coach of the year in 2012 after a nine-win improvement from his first season to his second, and taking the team to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament. In his two years as coach, Hoiberg is 39-27.
After starting their team in 1907, the team took a few years to get their footing. In 1935, under Louis Menze, the team won their first of four conference championships, and in 1944, made their first NCAA Tournament appearance. The team went on to their first and only Final Four appearance during the tournament that season. Success alluded the Cyclones between the 1940s and the 1980s; however, in 1980, Johnny Orr came from Michigan to coach the Cyclones. Under Orr, the team went 218-200, making six NCAA Tournament appearances including a run to the Sweet Sixteen in 1986. Under Tim Floyd, the team reeled off three straight 20-win seasons before slipping a bit, and the departure of Floyd. Under Larry Eustachy, in 2000, the team won the Big 12 conference championship as well as winning the conference tournament championship. That team went on to make it to the Elite Eight before losing to eventual champion Michigan State.
Over the team’s history, they have featured eight all-Americans, and four different academic all-Americans. They have also featured 34 players that have gone on to be selected in the NBA Draft. Most recently, in 2012, the Houston Rockets selected Royce White in the first round with the sixteenth overall pick. Marcus Fizer was the team’s highest draft pick, when he was selected fourth overall by the Chicago Bulls in 2000. Iowa State maintains a fierce rivalry against in-state foe the Iowa Hawkeyes, where the Hawkeyes lead the series 42-23.