Cyclones Cruise Past Nevada and Into Second Round of the NCAA Tournament

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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.