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2012 NCAA Basketball Championship Third Round

When: Saturday, March 17
Where: South Region | Louisville, Kent.
Third Round (No. 8 seed): Saturday, March 17 (6:45 p.m.) vs. No. 1 seed Kentucky

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Saturday, March 17: Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71

Click the embedded media players below for post-game video coverage after the loss to Kentucky.

Fred Hoiberg Post-Game Locker Room Speech vs. Kentucky

Iowa State Post-Game Media Conference vs. Kentucky



Saturday, March 17: TV Highlights vs. UCONN/Mini "Hit Tape"

Click the embedded media player below for a mini "hit tape" featuring TV highlights from Thursday's win over UCONN.

Friday, March 16: Iowa State vs. Kentucky/Preview Media Conferences.

Click the links below for the official game notes/release from both the Iowa State and Kentucky communication staffs as well as embedded video of formal media conferences from today's media session (more videos to come)

>> Iowa State Notes vs. Kentucky | Kentucky Notes vs. Iowa State

Fred Hoiberg Talks Kentucky

John Calipari and Kentucky Players Talk Iowa State

Chris Allen, Scott Christopherson and Royce White Talk Kentucky

Locker Room Interviews vs. Kentucky



Thursday, March 15: Iowa State 77, UCONN 64

Click the embedded media players below for post-game video footage after the second round win over UCONN.

Closing Seconds and Post-Game Locker Room Celebration After UCONN Win

Fred Hoiberg Post-Game Media Conference


Iowa State Player Post-Game Media Conference


UCONN Post-Game Media Conference vs. Iowa State



Thursday, March 15: Cyclones Arrive at KFC Yum! Center

Click the embedded media player below to see a short video clip of the team arriving at the KFC Yum! Center prior to the second round game vs. UCONN


Wednesday, March 14: Team Meets The Media and Practices at KFC Yum! Center

The Iowa State men's basketball team kicked off its NCAA Tournament experience by meeting with members of the media before having an open practice Wednesday at the KFC Yum! Center.

Scott Christopherson, Chris Allen and Royce White participated in a formal press conference before head coach Fred Hoiberg took the stage. The entire Cyclone team and staff were available to the members of the media as well in the team's lockerroom.

Visit the embedded photo album and video clips below to see some of this afternoon's media session as well as a day two "all-access" video. . (Note: iPad users, click here for photos, or download our app in the note above. )

NCAA Tournament All-Access: Day Two


Fred Hoiberg Formal Media Conference

Royce White, Scott Christopherson and Chris Allen Formal Media Conference

Locker Room Interviews with Tyrus McGee, Chris Babb, Anthony Booker and Melvin Ejim




Tuesday, March 13: Team Arrives In Louisville

The Cyclones have landed in Louisville! Click the embedded video player below to see this "all-access" feature that includes highlights from the trip out and some bus ride interviews with the team.



Tuesday, March 13: Fan Event Information

Local alumni are organizing a gamewatch at Impellizzeri's. Doors open at 11 a.m. but there will be a reserved room for ISU fans after 5 p.m. For more information about fan events throughout the tournament, please visit www.isualum.org/ncaahoops

110 West Main St.
Louisville, KY


Monday, March 12: Lousiville Fan Guide/Iowa State and UCONN Official Release

For those of you making the trip to the second and third rounds in the Louisville portion of the South Regional, click the link below for a handy fan guide when planning your trip.

Also, a link below is available to Iowa State and UCONN's official game release and notes, previewing the second round matchup.

>> Louisville Fan Guide
>> Iowa State Notes | UCONN Notes


Sunday, March 11: Team Reaction, Hoiberg and Players Talk NCAA Selection

Click the embedded media players below to see reaction of the team's selection to the NCAA Tournament and media conferences from head coach Fred Hoiberg and players.

Iowa State Reacts to NCAA Selection


Hoiberg Talks NCAA Selection


Scott Christopherson, Royce White and Chris Allen Talk NCAA Selection


Sunday, March 11: NCAA Second and Third Round Ticket Information

Iowa State will play in the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against Connecticut on, March 15 in Louisville, Ky. The winner of the Iowa State-UCONN game will play the winner of the Kentucky (No. 1 seed) vs. Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky (No. 16 seed) game on March 17.

A limited number of tickets - for men's basketball season ticketholders who are members of the Cyclone Club at the Directors (maximum four tickets), Victory (maximum two tickets) and Captains (maximum two tickets) levels only - will be available from the Iowa State Athletics Ticket Office on Monday, March 12 only.

Donors may request tickets by calling (515-294-1816 or toll free 1-888-478-2925) or can visit the ISU Athletics Ticket Office (1800 South Fourth Street, Ames) between 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. CST to place their order. A credit card is required to purchase tickets. Ticket orders are subject to availability and requesting tickets does NOT guarantee fulfillment. All tickets will be allocated according to giving level and priority points within the respective level. Ticket holders will be notified by 1 p.m. if their request cannot be fulfilled.

If tickets remain after 1 p.m., they will be offered to all Cyclone Club members who are men's basketball season ticketholders. The limit will be two tickets per account and seats will be allocated based on giving level.

Tickets cost $81 for each session, fans will only be charged only for the sessions that the Cyclones participate in. Fans purchasing second-round tickets will be charged for the third round only if the Cyclones advance. If Iowa State does not advance, you will not be charged nor will tickets be available for the third round. All tickets must be picked at the Iowa State will-call location at the tournament site (by purchaser only - picture I.D. required).

Fans unable to purchase tickets through Iowa State's limited allotment should check directly with the host site by calling 1-877-NCAA-TIX. NCAA ticket information can also be accessed by clicking here (http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/div-one-bball-tickets-pre/2010-12-19/ticket-information).

For more information on Iowa State's 2012 NCAA Tournament appearance please visit our "NCAA Tournament Central" webpage at www.cyclones.com. The link for tournament central will be coming later this evening.


Sunday, March 11: Cyclones Are Dancing Again! Face UCONN

The Cyclones are dancing again! The Iowa State men's basketball team received its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2005, as a crowd of approximately 1,500 fans shared in the celebration with the Cyclone squad in Hilton Coliseum today. The 68-team field was unveiled this evening on the giant videoboard.

It is Iowa State's 14th NCAA appearance in school history.

Iowa State earned the No. 8 seed and will face defending national champions No. 9 Connecticut on March 15 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. The game will begin at apporixmately 8:20 p.m. CDT on TBS




Louisville, Kent. Ticket Links

>> Second and Third Round Ticket Info From Iowa State
>> Ticket Office Phone: 877-NCAA-TIX
>> NCAA Ticket Website
>> Louisville Fan Guide

KFC Yum! Center Links

>> Arena Home
>> Seating Diagram

Tournament Links

>> Bracket (HTML | PDF)


Game Four: Kentucky vs. Iowa State

First Round Matchup: No. 8 seed Iowa State (23-10) will play No. 1 seed Kentucky (33-2) on Saturday, March 17 at 6:45 p.m. The winner will advance to the Sweet 16 as part of the South Regional.


>> Roster
>> Coaches
>> Schedule
>> Stats
>> Game Notes | Release
>> Website

>> Roster
>> Coaches
>> Schedule
>> Stats
>> Game Notes | Release
>> Website


Previous Games In Louisville

>> Game Three: Iowa State 77, UCONN 64
>> Game Two: Kentucky 81, Western Kentucky 66
>> Game One: Western Kentucky 59, Mississippi Valley State 58


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