2000–01 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team

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2000–01 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball
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Big 12 Regular Season Champion
Yahoo! Sports Invitational Champion
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 15
AP No. 10
2000–01 record 25-6 (13-3 Big 12)
Head coach Larry Eustachy (3rd season)
Assistant coach Terry Carroll
Assistant coach Leonard Perry
Assistant coach Randy Brown
Home arena Hilton Coliseum
Seasons
2000–01 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 10 Iowa State 13 3   .813     25 6   .806
No. 12 Kansas 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
No. 13 † Oklahoma 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
No. 18 Texas 12 4   .750     25 9   .735
Oklahoma State 10 6   .625     20 10   .667
Missouri 9 7   .563     14 16   .467
Nebraska 7 9   .438     14 16   .467
Baylor 6 10   .375     19 12   .613
Colorado 5 11   .313     15 15   .500
Kansas State 4 12   .250     11 18   .379
Texas A&M 3 13   .188     10 20   .333
Texas Tech 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
2001 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000–01 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team represents Iowa State University during the 2000–01 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cyclones were coached by Larry Eustachy, who was in his 3rd season. They played their home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and competed in the Big 12 Conference.

They finished the season 25-6, 13-3 in Big 12 play to finish in first place. They lost to Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they were upset by Hampton.[1]

Previous season[edit]

They finished the season 32-5, 14-2 in Big 12 play to finish in first place. They defeated Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma to become champions of the Big 12 Conference tournament and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. This was their first regular season and conference tournament since joining the Big 12. In the NCAA Tournament they defeated Central Connecticut State, Auburn, and UCLA to advance to the Elite Eight where they lost to Michigan State.[2]

The Cyclones saw individual success with Marcus Fizer being named a consensus First Team All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year[3] and Larry Eustachy being name AP Coach of the Year.[4]

Incoming players[edit]

Incoming Players
Name Position Height Weight Previous School Hometown
Omar Bynum Forward 6'7 210 lbs. Indian Hills CC Omaha, NE
Shane Power Forward 6'5 210 lbs. Merrillville Andrean Crown Point, IN
Tyrary Pearson Forward 6'7 225 lbs. Kankakee CC Hammond, IN
Jake Sullivan Guard 6'1 195 lbs. Tartan High Oakdale, MN
Zach Fortune Guard 6'3 185 lbs. Bellevue West Bellevue, NE
Marcus Jefferson Forward 6'5 205 lbs. Notre Dame Prep East Chicago
Anderw Skoglund Center 7'1 250 lbs. Hopkins High Minnetonka, MN
Reference:[5]

Roster[edit]

2000–01 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G/F 00 Evans, RichardRichard Evans 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Kimball Dallas, TX
G 3 Nicol, BrandonBrandon Nicol 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Graettinger High Graettinger, IA
G 4 Horton, KantrailKantrail Horton (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Middle Georgia JC Covington, GA
F 10 Bynum, OmarOmar Bynum 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Indian Hills CC Omaha, NE
G 11 Tinsley, JamaalJamaal Tinsley (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Mt. San Jacinto CC Brooklyn, NY
G 12 Hawkins, BrandonBrandon Hawkins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So St. Thomas More Academy Fontana, CA
F 21 Power, ShaneShane Power 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Merrillville Andrean Crown Point, IN
F 23 Pearson, TyrayTyray Pearson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Kankakee CC Hammond, IN
G 24 Sullivan, JakeJake Sullivan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Tartan High Oakdale, MN
G 30 Fortune, ZachZach Fortune 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Bellevue West Bellevue, NE
F 33 Varley, ClintClint Varley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Greenfield High Menlo, IA
G/F 34 Jefferson, MarcusMarcus Jefferson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Notre Dame Prep East Chicago
G 40 Davis, BradBrad Davis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Knoxville High Knoxville, IA
G 42 Fries, JustinJustin Fries 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Washington High Sioux Falls, SD
F 45 Shirley, PaulPaul Shirley (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Sr Jefferson West Meriden, KS
F 51 Rancik, MartinMartin Rancik 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Saint Louis Parl Nitra, SK
C 54 Skoglund, AndrewAndrew Skoglund 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Hopkins High Minnetonka, MN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Exhibition
November 8, 2000
Next Level Sports W 85-72 
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
November 15, 2000
Global Sports W 91-85 
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
Regular Season
November 21, 2000*
Morningside W 102-97  1-0
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
November 24, 2000*
Texas Southern W 109-70  2-0
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
November 27, 2000*
at Northern Iowa W 69-55  3-0
UNI-Dome 
Cedar Falls, IA
December 1, 2000*
Southern
Tribune Cyclone Challenge
W 94-62  4-0
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
December 2, 2000*
Southern Miss
Tribune Cyclone Challenge
W 69-67  5-0
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
December 5, 2000*
No. 25 Tennessee Tech W 89-74  6-0
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
December 9, 2000*
No. 25 at Iowa L 68-80  6-1
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
December 17, 2000*
Drake W 75-55  7-1
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
December 21, 2000*
vs. Troy
Yahoo Sports Invitational
W 66-56  8-1
Cannon Activities Center 
Laie, HI
December 22, 2000*
vs. BYU
Yahoo Sports Invitational
W 77-71  9-1
Cannon Activities Center 
Laie, HI
December 23, 2000*
vs. No. 24 Ole Miss
Yahoo Sports Invitational
W 73-68  10-1
Cannon Activities Center 
Laie, HI
December 30, 2000*
No. 25 Western Carolina W 91-53  11-1
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
January 2, 2001*
No. 23 Illinois-Chicago W 95-44  12-1
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
January 6, 2001
No. 23 No. 15 Oklahoma W 100-80  13-1
(1-0)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
January 8, 2001
No. 18 at Oklahoma State L 80-88 OT 13-2
(1-1)
Gallagher-Iba Arena 
Stillwater, OK
January 13, 2001
No. 18 at Missouri L 109-112 4OT 13-3
(1-2)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
January 16, 2001
No. 23 Colorado W 84-68  14-3
(2-2)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
January 20, 2001
No. 23 at Nebraska W 60-59  15-3
(3-2)
Bob Devaney Center 
Lincoln, NE
January 25, 2001
No. 17 Baylor W 72-51  16-3
(4-2)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
January 28, 2001
No. 17 at Texas A&M W 72-53  17-3
(5-2)
Reed Arena 
College Station, TX
January 31, 2001
No. 15 at Colorado W 71-61  18-3
(6-2)
Coors Events Center 
Boulder, CO
February 3, 2001
No. 15 Kansas State W 84-78  19-3
(7-2)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
February 5, 2001
No. 12 at No. 3 Kansas W 79-77  20-3
(8-2)
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
February 11, 2001
No. 12 Missouri W 72-64  21-3
(9-2)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
February 17, 2001
No. 7 No. 6 Kansas W 79-71  22-3
(10-2)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
February 21, 2001
No. 6 at Kansas State W 62-51  23-3
(11-2)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
February 24, 2001
No. 6 at Texas L 78-94  24-3
(11-3)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
February 28, 2001
No. 8 Texas Tech W 80-63  24-4
(12-3)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
March 3, 2001
No. 8 Nebraska W 86-73  25-4
(13-3)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
Big 12 Tournament
March 9, 2001
No. 7 vs. Baylor
Quarterfinals
L 49-62  25-5
(13-3)
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2001
(#2) No. 10 vs. (#15) Hampton
First Round
L 57-58  25-6
(13-3)
BSU Pavilion 
Boise, ID
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]