Ranking the Remaining 16 Teams in the NCAA Tournament

15. Iowa State Cyclones

Tournament Results: LSU 59-54, Wisconsin 54-49

The Cyclones effectively took out two higher seeds en route to the Sweet 16. Defensively, Iowa State have been locked in. It held Wisconsin to under 30-percent from the field and 9.1-percent from three (2-of-22). It’s a classic case of a team’s sum being greater than its parts. However, there is one significant part. We’re of course talking about guard Izaiah Brockington.

The senior guard out of Philly averaged 17 PPG during the regular season. He’s a future NBA player — and is the one guy on the Cyclones’ roster capable of dropping 25+ on any given night. While Miami poses some real issues, the Hurricanes certainly won’t overwhelm ISU with size or athleticism. The Cyclones have a real chance at making the Elite 8.

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