The Cyclones saw a storm come through its arena Thursday night.
Jarrod Uthoff, the one-time Wisconsin Badger, had his national coming out party as he looked like Dirk Nowitzi in the first half.
Iowa led 49-35 at halftime and maintained as large as a 20 point lead.
The Cyclones would, however, generate the final storm.
College Basketball Eye Test reminded folks at halftime about this Iowa State team’s historic (tied for largest ever) comeback against Oklahoma last season at the Hilton Coliseum.
Uthoff scored just two points in the second half after a 30 point explosion in the first. Iowa still shot 52% from the field, but Uthoff missed six shots.
A last-moment bucket by Monte Morris capped off an 83-82 comeback victory for Iowa State. It was a feather-in-the-cap effort that proved Steve Prohm’s Cyclones squad can defend as well as “just outscore” its opponent.