PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Caleb Grill has followed T.J. Otzelberger from South Dakota State to UNLV and now back to Iowa State hoping the pair could share a moment like they did Friday.
T.J. Otzelberger will be hard-pressed to top what he did in his first season at Iowa State.
Otzelberger inherited a two-win team and led it to a 20-win improvement and the Sweet 16, making the Cyclones the first team to go that far in the NCAA Tournament after winning so few games the previous season.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger received a contract extension and a $500,000 raise Wednesday after leading the Cyclones to the NCAA Sweet 16 and the third-best turnaround in major college basketball history.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nate Schmidt has been promoted from recruiting and player development coordinator to assistant coach at Iowa State.
Coach T.J. Otzelberger announced the move Wednesday as part of a staff shuffle following the recent departure of Daniyal Robinson to become the head coach at Cleveland State.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Temple point guard Jeremiah Williams is transferring to Iowa State.
Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger announced the move Wednesday, one day after Big 12 freshman of the year Tyrese Hunter said he would enter the transfer portal.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State is hiring longtime Iowa State assistant Daniyal Robinson as its next coach — its fourth in five years.
Robinson, who spent seven seasons over two stints with the Cyclones, will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday on Cleveland State's campus.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There will be quite a reunion when Kansas and Providence join Iowa State and Miami at the Sweet 16 in Chicago this week, and it perfectly demonstrates the transient nature of college basketball these days.
No one saw these Iowa State Cyclones coming, not after they won just two games and went 0-18 in the Big 12 last year.
For all the NCAA Sweet 16 storylines this year, save for Saint Peter's, there aren't any more compelling than the No.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams walked through the handshake line after a 72-41 blowout of Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament, then pulled aside Cyclones coach T.J.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 15 points and Tyrese Hunter added 14 as No. 23 Iowa State defeated Missouri 67-50 on Saturday as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Brockington converted all eight of his free throw attempts and made three 3-pointers for the Cyclones (16-5).
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 26 points to help No. 23 Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 84-81 in overtime Wednesday night.
Tyrese Hunter had 18 points and Caleb Grill added 15 for the Cyclones (15-5, 3-5 Big 12), who snapped a two-game skid.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Damion Baugh scored 23 points to help TCU upset No. 15 Iowa State 59-44 on Saturday.
Baugh hit 11 of 17 shots, while TCU (13-3, 3-2 Big 12) held the Cyclones to their lowest point total in the 50-year history of Hilton Coliseum.
Nothing looks like it will be easy offensively in the Big 12.
The conference is one of three in the country with five ranked teams, including unbeaten reigning national champion Baylor. And half the league ranks among the top defensive units in KenPom’s statistical analysis to start a week that will include three ranked-vs-ranked matchups to headline the AP Top 25 schedule.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — James Akinjo scored 16 points, LJ Cryer had 10 of his 13 in the second half, and top-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Iowa State 77-72 on Saturday for the Cyclones’ first loss.
Baylor (13-0, 1-0 Big 12) never trailed in only the fourth Division I matchup of 12-0 teams in 40 years and the first game between top-10 teams at Hilton Coliseum since 2014.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Georgetown transfer Tre King has joined the Iowa State men's basketball team and will be eligible to play starting in 2022-23, coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Wednesday.
The 6-foot-7 forward spent the past three years at Eastern Kentucky and can play two seasons for the Cyclones.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — T.J. Otzelberger became the first Iowa State coach to win his first 10 games with the team, guiding the 17th-ranked Cyclones past Jackson State 47-37 on Sunday.
The Cyclones improved 10-0 after ending last season with 18 straight losses.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Iowa State put the kibosh on yet another negative streak that was left over from last season's 2-22 campaign.
The No. 19 Cyclones won their first true road game in two seasons on Saturday night, grinding out a 64-58 victory over Creighton in front of a sold-out crowd.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger didn't particularly like the way his team started against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and he really didn't like the way it finished.
In between, the 19th-ranked Cyclones got enough done to beat the outmanned Golden Lions 83-64 on Wednesday night.
No one expected much from Iowa State as T.J. Otzelberger started his coaching tenure with the Cyclones.
Things have changed less than a month into the season. Iowa State hosts Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Wednesday and visits Creighton on Saturday carrying a No.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gabe Kalscheur scored 30 points and led Iowa State to a 78-59 win over No. 9 Memphis in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 23 of his 30 points in the second half, and Iowa State beat No. 25 Xavier 82-70 on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Tyrese Hunter added 19 points for Iowa State (5-0), Gabe Kalscheur scored 12 points and George Conditt had 10.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Gabe Kalscheur and Isaiah Brockington combined to score 37 points to give T.J. Otzelberger his 100th career coaching victory as Iowa State beat Kennesaw State on Tuesday night in a season opener postponed from a year ago.
The task of turning around Iowa State is personal to T.J. Otzelberger.
Otzelberger is beginning his third stint in Ames, his first as head coach, after spending the last two years at UNLV.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State announced Friday that center Xavier Foster is no longer a member of the team as police investigate a sexual assault claim.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — New Iowa State men's basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger will be paid $1 million per year with an additional $500,000 in supplemental benefits under terms of his five-year contract released Monday.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Izaiah Brockington has transferred from Penn State to Iowa State and will have two years of eligibility, Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Thursday.
Brockington spent the last three seasons at Penn State after playing his freshman year at St...