MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- The Iowa State Cyclones are one win away from back-to-back trips to the Sweet Sixteen.
On Thursday night the Cyclones knocked off the Nevada Wolf Pack in the nightcap of the first day of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, 84-73.
The Cyclones were lead by senior point guard Monte Morris with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Deonte Burton had 14 points and both Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas scored 13.
The Cyclones play again on Saturday against #4 seed Purdue in the second round. A win would send them back to the Sweet Sixteen in Kansas City, possibly in a matchup against the 1-seed Kansas Jayhawks.