Cyclones surging toward NCAAs

Originally Published: February 21, 2005
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com
Previous Words: Feb. 14-18

Iowa State's season turned on a team meeting and a decision to emphasize defensive pressure and trapping.

The Cyclones, winners of seven straight after losing six straight, are one of the hottest teams in the country. Iowa State (15-8, 7-5 in the Big 12) knocked off Kansas and Texas on the road and beat Texas Tech and Oklahoma at home for its four signature wins during this streak.

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