2012–13 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team

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2012–13 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball
Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference Big 12 Conference
2012–13 record 23–12 (11–7 Big 12)
Head coach Fred Hoiberg (3rd season)
Assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger
Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih
Assistant coach Cornell Mann
Home arena Hilton Coliseum
Seasons
2012–13 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Kansas 14 4   .778     31 6   .838
#12 Kansas State 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
#17 Oklahoma State 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Iowa State 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Oklahoma 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Baylor 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
Texas 7 11   .389     16 18   .471
West Virginia 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Texas Tech 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
TCU 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
2013 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team represented Iowa State University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cyclones were coached by Fred Hoiberg, who was in his 3rd season. They played their home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and competed in the Big 12 Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Cyclones finished 23–11, and 12–6 in Big 12 play to finish 3rd in the regular season conference standings.[1] They lost to Texas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated UConn and lost to Kentucky.[2]

Offseason departures[edit]

Offseason Departures
Name Position Reason
Royce White Forward Declared for the NBA Draft
Chris Allen Guard Graduated
Scott Christopherson Guard Graduated
Tavon Sledge Guard Transferred to Iona
Jordan Railey Center Transferred to Washington State
Reference:[3]

Recruiting[edit]

Prep recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sherron Dorsey-Walker
SG
Detroit, MI Pershing 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 19, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Nazareth Long
SG
Henderson, NV Findlay Prep 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oct 22, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 83
Georges Niang
PF
Tilton, NH Tilton School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) May 15, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 94
Nkereuwem Okoro
SF
Bronx, NY St. Raymond Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 20, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings:   247Sports: 41
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Palo, BubuBubu Palo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Ames Ames, IA
G 2 Babb, ChrisChris Babb 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Sr Penn State Arlington, TX
F 3 Ejim, MelvinMelvin Ejim (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Brewster Academy Toronto, Ontario
G 4 Dorsey-Walker, SherronSherron Dorsey-Walker Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Pershing Detroit, MI
G 5 Fowler, CameronCameron Fowler Current redshirt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Fr U-D Jesuit Detroit, MI
G 10 Law, AaronAaron Law 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Tilton School Chapel Hill, NC
G 11 Okoro, NkereuwemNkereuwem Okoro 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr St. Raymond Academy Bronx, NY
G 12 McBeth, AustinAustin McBeth (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Iowa Western Wayland, IA
G 13 Lucious, KorieKorie Lucious (C) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Michigan State Milwaukee, WI
G 15 Long, NazNaz Long 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Findlay Prep Mississauga, Ontario
G 21 Clyburn, WillWill Clyburn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Utah Detroit, MI
F 22 Booker, AnthonyAnthony Booker 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Sr Southern Illinois St. Louis, MO
C 24 Gibson, PercyPercy Gibson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Southeastern Detroit, MI
G 25 McGee, TyrusTyrus McGee 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Cowley County CC Stringtown, OK
F 31 Niang, GeorgesGeorges Niang 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Tilton School Methuen, MA
F 33 Ellerman, TylerTyler Ellerman (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Dallas Center-Grimes Dallas Center, IA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • T. J. Otzelberger (Wisconsin-Whitewater)
  • Matt Abdelmassih (St. John's)
  • Cornell Mann (Akron)

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

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 11, 2012
1:00 PM
Minnesota State W 90-57 
               Hilton Coliseum (–)
Ames, IA
Regular Season
November 9, 2012*
7:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
Southern W 82–59  1-0
 17  Gibson   12  Niang   6  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (13,975)
Ames, IA
Novemember 12, 2012*
7:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
Alabama A&M W 98–40  2–0
 18  McGee   10  Ejim   7  Long  Hilton Coliseum (12,615)
Ames, IA
Novemember 18, 2012*
6:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
Campbell
Global Sports Classic
W 88–68  3–0
 16  McGee   8  Clyburn   9  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (11,352)
Ames, IA
Novemember 20, 2012*
7:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
North Carolina A&T
Global Sports Classic
W 86–57  4–0
 16  McGee   10  Ejim   4  Babb  Hilton Coliseum (11,384)
Ames, IA
Novemember 23, 2012*
5:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. No. 22 Cincinnati
Global Sports Classic
L 70–78  4–1
 22  McGee   10  Ejim   3  McGee  Thomas & Mack Center (16,730)
Las Vegas, NV
Novemember 24, 2012*
7:00 PM
at No. 18 UNLV
Global Sports Classic
L 70–82  4–2
 21  Clyburn   15  Clyburn   4  Clyburn  Thomas & Mack Center (13,954)
Las Vegas, NV
December 1, 2012*
1:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
BYU W 83–62  5–2
 32  Clyburn   8  Ejim   9  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (13,739)
Ames, IA
December 4, 2012*
7:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
Florida Gulf Coast W 83–72  6–2
 17  Lucious   12  Ejim   9  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (12,692)
Ames, IA
December 7, 2012*
7:00 PM, BTN
at Iowa
Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
L 71–80  6–3
 14  Gibson   7  Gibson   7  Lucious  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,127)
Iowa City, IA
December 9, 2012*
6:00 PM, Mediacom
Nebraska–Omaha W 93–65  7–3
 15  Niang   13  Ejim   4  Niang  Hilton Coliseum (12,785)
Ames, IA
December 15, 2012*
4:00 PM, Mediacom
vs. Drake
Hy-Vee Big Four Classic
W 86–77  8–3
 21  Ejim   11  Ejim   4  Ejim  Wells Fargo Arena (13,180)
Des Moines, IA
December 19, 2012*
7:00 PM, KSMO
at UMKC W 76–61  9–3
 20  McGee   8  Niang   8  Lucious  Municipal Auditorium (3,614)
Kansas City, MO
January 1, 2013*
12:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
Yale W 80–70  10–3
 17  Clyburn   12  Ejim   5  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (12,548)
Ames, IA
January 9, 2013
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 6 Kansas L 89–97 OT 10–4
(0–1)
 19  Ejim   11  Ejim   5  Ejim  Allen Fieldhouse (–)
Lawrence, KS
January 12, 2013
1:00 PM, ESPNU
Texas W 82–62  11–4
(1–1)
 18  Niang   10  Ejim   9  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
January 16, 2013
8:00 PM, ESPN2
West Virginia W 69–67  12–4
(2–1)
 16  Ejim   13  Ejim   8  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (13,148)
Ames, IA
January 19, 2013
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
at TCU W 63–50  13–4
(3–1)
 16  McGee   12  Ejim   5  Lucious  Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (4,753)
Ft. Worth, TX
January 23, 2013
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Texas Tech L 51–56  13–5
(3–2)
 12  Clyburn   10  Clyburn   3  Babb  United Spirit Arena (7,904)
Lubbock, TX
January 26, 2013
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
No. 11 Kansas State W 73–67  14–5
(4–2)
 24  Clyburn   10  Tied   8  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
January 30, 2013
7:00 PM, Big 12 Network
at Oklahoma State L 76–78  14–6
(4–3)
 19  Babb   8  Niang   7  Lucious  Gallagher-Iba Arena (8,776)
Stillwater, OK
February 2, 2013
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Baylor W 79–71  15–6
(5–3)
 28  Clyburn   10  Clyburn   5  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
February 4, 2013
6:00 PM, ESPNU
Oklahoma W 83–64  16–6
(6–3)
 19  Clyburn   7  Ejim   8  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (13,178)
Ames, IA
February 9, 2013
5:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 13 Kansas State L 70–79  16–7
(6–4)
 16  Lucious   11  Ejim   6  Lucious  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
February 13, 2013
7:00 PM, Big 12 Network
at Texas L 89–86 2OT 16–8
(6–5)
 21  McGee   16  Ejim   11  Lucious  Frank Erwin Center (9,729)
Austin, TX
February 16, 2013
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
TCU W 87–53  17–8
(7–5)
 19  Niang   8  Clyburn   6  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
February 20, 2013
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Baylor W 87–82  18–8
(8–5)
 22  McGee   12  Ejim   4  3 tied  Ferrell Center (6,293)
Waco, TX
February 23, 2013
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
Texas Tech W 86–66  19–8
(9–5)
 17  Tied   13  Ejim   6  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
February 25, 2013
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 Kansas L 108–96 OT 19–9
(9–6)
 23  Lucious   7  2 tied   7  Niang  Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
March 2, 2013
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
at Oklahoma L 86–69  19–10
(9–7)
 22  McGee   5  Niang   2  3 tied  Lloyd Noble Center (10,789)
Norman, OK
March 6, 2013
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 Oklahoma State W 87–76  20–10
(10–7)
 18  Niang   12  Ejim   6  Lucious  Hilton Coliseum (14,011)
Ames, IA
March 9, 2013
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
at West Virginia W 83–74  21–10
(11–7)
 27  Clyburn   10  Clyburn   4  Babb  WVU Coliseum (9,413)
Morgantown, WV
Big 12 Tournament
March 14, 2013
11:30 AM, ESPN2
vs. Oklahoma
Quarterfinals
W 73–66  22–10
(11–7)
 23  Ejim   12  Ejim   9  Lucious  Sprint Center (17,996)
Kansas City, MO
March 15, 2013
6:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Kansas
Semifinals
L 73–88  22–11
(11–7)
 19  Niang   7  Ejim   7  Lucious  Sprint Center (19,160)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
March 22, 2013
8:59 PM, CBS
(#10) vs. No. 23 (#7) Notre Dame
Second Round
W 76–58  23–11
(11–7)
 19  Niang   8  Ejim   5  Ejim  UD Arena (12,495)
Dayton, OH
March 24, 2013
11:15 AM, CBSCBS
(#10) vs. No. 7 (#2) Ohio State
Third Round
L 75-78  23–12
(11–7)
 19  Lucious   11  Ejim   4  Lucious  UD Arena (12,495)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP Poll[4] RV RV  
Coaches Poll[4] RV RV RV


Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]