Stat Geek Sheet: Colorado

This is one of those pivotal swing games that at the end of the season you look back on realize that's the one that put you over the top, or the one that held you back. This is a road game the Cyclones can win, and probably need to win to keep their postseason hopes alive.

Iowa State Quick Facts

Iowa State (11-6, 2-1) looks to get back on the winning track on Wednesday, traveling to Colorado (4-9, 0-3)...ISU ended its four-game winning streak with a tough overtime loss to No. 6 Kansas on still looking for their first league victory after losing to Texas in Boulder, 87-69 on Saturday...from the 2001 season until 2005, had lost 28-straight Big 12 Conference games...the Cyclones are 7-7 in Big 12 Conference road games since ending the streak....ISU is 10-1 this season when holding the opposition to fewer than 70 points...Mike Taylor was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week for the second time this season...teammate Wesley Johnson was Big 12 ROTW the prior week.

Series Notes

Iowa State leads the all-time series vs. Colorado at 72-64...the series is extremely lopsided favoring the home team...the Cyclones have struggled in games played in Boulder, as CU leads the series in home games at 43-16...ISU has won just twice in the last 10 games played in Boulder...the Cyclones defeated the Buffaloes, 78-73, two years ago for their last win in Boulder...ISU fell just short last season, losing 84-82 when the Cyclones had a pair of 3-point shots in the final seconds fall short...the Buffs are 3-6 at home this season...CU freshman Xavier Silas and ISU freshman Dodie Dunson were teammates last season at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Colorado Notes

Colorado is 4-9 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12 after falling 87-69 to Texas A&M on Saturday...the Buffs went 25 days in between games from Dec. 9 to Jan. 3 because of cancellations due to severe weather...Dominique Coleman led the Buffs against the Aggies, scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds...Coleman is averaging 11.1 points and 6.0 rebounds this season...CU is led by Richard Roby, who is averaging 18.5 points and 4.8 rebounds...Roby, a first-team preseason all-Big 12 pick, is second on the team in steals (20) and second in 3-pointers (21)...freshman Xavier Silas is having a strong rookie season for the Buffs...he is averaging 10.2 ppg and 3.7 rpg...Silas had 11 points in the Texas A&M loss...Silas is the son of former ABA legend James Silas...James, who was a member of the San Antonio Spurs in the 1970s, earned the moniker, "Captain Late," because of his ability to make the big plays in the closing minutes of a basketball game...Jermyl Jackson-Wilson is the team's top rebounder at 6.4 rpg...Jackson-Wilson, who averages 8.7 ppg, is in his fi rst season with CU after transferring from Ohio State...CU is shooting 40.4 percent as a team and is allowing its opponents to a 47.0 percent clip from the floor...the Buffs are giving up 80.5 points per game and are 3-6 at home this season.

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