By Ian Smith, CycloneFanatic.com Contributor
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The Jekyll and Hyde Iowa State basketball team remains a mystery.
Are the Cyclones the team that went to South Padre and dominated? Or is Iowa State a mediocre squad with bad losses to Drake and Northern Iowa?
For 37 minutes on Saturday, the lackluster Cyclones didn’t belong on the same court as Michigan. In scramble mode the last three, Iowa State nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback before losing 76-66 in Ann Arbor.
Michigan mounted a 55-33 advantage in the second half, as the Cyclones couldn’t score. Iowa State made just 36 percent from the field and 6-of-27 from behind the arc. Unfortunately, those numbers were aided by the Cyclones’ late run.
The Cyclones (4-3) offense featured little movement, little tempo and too many forced shots on Saturday. Take out Royce White’s 10-for-15 shooting performance, and Iowa State hit only 14-of-57 shots (24.5 percent).
With the Cyclones struggling to score, Michi...