Now they are really in. A win in Morgantown and a few in KC will go a long way towards improving on a 12 seed. The Cyclones found themselves in the same situation last year- win in KC and avoid the dreaded 8/9 game. They failed. Learn from the past.
The win over Okie State was exhibit A of how much better the Cyclones do when they simply hustle and play with energy. The game got tight when it turned into Afternoon At The Y midway through the second half. Quick shots, lazy D, the whole bit.
The examples of success and failure are pretty stark.