2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
23-12, 5th in Big 12

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

So, current Iowa State player Deonte Burton and Cyclones signee Emmanuel Malou are both on NBA Early Entry List.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Those are the big surprises that hadn’t been previously reported on the NBA’s official early entry list: BeeJay Anya and Deonte Burton.

ESPN

2017 Bracketology: No. 5 Seeds

  • East: Texas A&M Aggies
  • West: Miami Hurricanes
  • South: Iowa State Cyclones
  • Midwest: Purdue Boilermakers
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3-Point Shot: Top 3 shots of NCAA tournament (1:20)

How would Cyclones handle Morris exit?

The departures of Georges Niang, Abdel Nader and Jameel McKay are big blows to the Iowa State roster. But if Monte Morris returns, things won't look quite so bleak. The key word, though, is "if." Way-To-Early Top 25

Cyclones got stopped

Iowa State just couldn't keep up with Virginia, especially in the paint. The Cyclones were outscored 52-36 on the inside, and lost for the fourth time in school history to a No. 1 seed.

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Dickie V: Cavaliers defense was 'suffocating' (1:05)
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Gill on amazing feeling to make Elite Eight (1:22)
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Virginia reaches first Elite Eight since 1995 (1:33)

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

"It was like a home game for them," Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon said of the crowd split at the United Center. "But that's something we embrace as competitors." Embrace, choke the life from -- whichever you prefer.

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Gill-led Cavaliers overcome Niang, Iowa St.

Anthony Gill finished with a season-high 23 points, Mike Tobey came off the bench to score 18, and top-seeded Virginia beat Iowa State 84-71 in the Midwest Region semifinals on Friday night.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Georges Niang asked whether he was surprised by Virginia forward Mike Tobey's 18-point effort and Tobey's success on the offensive glass. "I wouldn't say surprised," Niang said. "Virginia gave him a scholarship, so they obviously thought he was pretty good."

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Virginia tops Iowa St., moves on to Elite 8

Anthony Gill finished with 23 points and eight rebounds and Mike Tobey added a season-high 18 off the bench in No. 1 Virginia's 84-71 defeat of 4-seed Iowa State. Georges Niang tallied 30 points and eight boards in the loss. The Cavaliers are now 50-1 under Tony Bennett when scoring at least 75 points. Box score

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Massive standing ovation for Iowa State's Georges Niang, whose incredible four-year career in Ames officially comes to an end today, as Niang exits in the final moments of the game.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia is the third No. 1 seed to advance to the Elite Eight, with North Carolina trying to make it four-for-four later tonight. Cavaliers will get a double-digit seed on Sunday with the winner of Syracuse-Gonzaga, so the Hoos have to feel good about their chances of making the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Unselfish play -- 26 assists on 32 made FGs vs Iowa State -- got Virginia to its first Elite Eight since 1995.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Needless to say, the vast majority of the United Center did not come with the referees' foul call on what looked like a clean (and really impressive) Deonte Burton block.

Virginia holding Iowa St. at bay

A Monte Morris jumper cut the Cavaliers's lead to 7, but Virignia quickly worked the lead back up to double digits and now lead 59-48. Iowa State F Georges Niang picked up his fourth personal foul with 13:09 left. Follow live

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Scattered signs of early life from the Cyclones, as a reverse layup by Georges Niang, and then a block-turned-fast-break on a Malcolm Brogdon shot, gave Iowa State a chance to cut the lead to single digits for the first time since the opening moments of the game.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

The statistics can tell you everything you need to know about how good Virginia was on the offensive end in the first half, save this: Their performance isn't a crazy outlier. Iowa State coach Steve Prohm noted as much this week, saying that while the focus on ISU's offense versus UVa's defense (and the fast-vs.-slow style clash therein) was warranted, both teams would enter the game among the nation's most efficient. He wasn't fooled by UVa's slow pace; he knew the Hoos could score, and so did his team. They just can't do anything about it -- or they haven't yet, anyway.

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.0
Rebounds Per Game30.0
Assists Per Game16.0
Points Allowed75.378th