Tuesday's Iowa State sports links

"When we played at Kansas State, they played hard and we played very poor. In the game here, they played pretty good. We played more like we can."
Cyclones, Wildcats shot well at respective home floors
Des Moines Register

"When you get into a tournament setting, the games are a little different. I think it becomes a slower game. Every possession, you don't want to turn the ball over. You don't want to forget to guard an in-bound play. Those things just become magnified dramatically in a tournament event."
Fennelly, ISU prepare for third meeting with Huskers
Des Moines Register

Iowa State is in a bit of sticky spot these days when it comes to its men's and women's basketball teams. You see, both Cyclone teams seemed destined to play in their respective National Invitation Tournaments instead of the bigger, better, more high profile NCAA Tournament.
Nulph: NIT double dip not a bad thing for men, women
Ames Tribune

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