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Iowa State Men's Hoops Season Review

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Release: 04/10/2013
         
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2012-13 Iowa State Men's Basketball Season Review

- Iowa State made its second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, finishing the season with a 23-12 overall mark and 11-7 record in the Big 12, tying for fourth place in the league.

- For the second straight season, the Cyclones were picked to finish eighth in the league. ISU finished third and fourth, respectively, in the last two seasons.

- Led by four players who earned all-conference honors (Will Clyburn, Melvin Ejim, Korie Lucious and Tyrus McGee), the Cyclones tied for the fourth-most wins in school history (23) and mounted a 22-game homecourt winning streak, tying for the second-best string in ISU history.

- Will Clyburn was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, Tyrus McGee was named Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year and Melvin Ejim was named Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.

- ISU recorded 10 or more wins in league play in back-to-back seasons for just the second time in school history: 2000 (14), 2001 (13); 2012 (12), 2013 (11).

- Iowa State won its first game in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in its last eight appearances with a 76-58 win over No. 23 Notre Dame in the second round.

- For the first time in school history, Iowa State, as a team, and a player led the nation in a statistical category. The Cyclones led the nation in 3-pointers per game (9.9) and total 3-pointers (346). Tyrus McGee led the nation in 3-point pct. at 46.4 pct.

- ISU’s 346 3-pointers broke the Big 12 record and it ties for the 14th-best total in NCAA history.

- Iowa State led the Big 12 and ranked third nationally in scoring, averaging 79.4 ppg. ISU’s 79.4 scoring average was the highest among teams from a “power-six” conference.

- Iowa State was one of three teams nationally to have five players average double figures in scoring (Missouri, NC State).

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