The Cyclones left their Dayton Arena locker room confident they could beat Notre Dame.
By the final buzzer Iowa State had left no doubt. Total domination.
Fred Hoiberg's coaching career has gotten off to a great start at Iowa State.
Higher seeded Notre Dame was trouble right away. Korey Lucious great pass to Melvin Ejim, bang! ISU goes on an 11-1 run. It's 25-19 cyclones.
Late first half, Chris Babb all nets taking ISU on a 17-4 run.
Will Clyburn sends the Cyclones to the break with another two, 35-23.
Second half, big Georges Niang ties a career high with 19 points helping the Cyclones crush Notre Dame, 76-58.
Next up is Big 12 vs Big Ten; the Iowa State Cyclones and Ohio State Buckeyes. They will tipoff Sunday with the winner heading to the sweet sixteen. That game starts 11.15 a.m.