Mar 14, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones team members celebrate on the bench as the Cyclones get the win over the Oklahoma Sooners during the second round of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Iowa State won 73-66. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Projected Starting Lineups


Here are tonight’s projected starting lineups based on who started in their last game. Iowa State will have their usual duo with Tyrus McGee making an appearance somewhere early on in the first half. Expect some play from Anthony Booker and Percy Gibson to match up with the size of Tom Knight and Jack Cooley.

Iowa State Cyclones (22-11, 2-2 neutral)

  • Melvin Ejim (03, F, Jr): 6-foot-6, 230-pounds
    Now has over 1,000 points in his career (1,011), 30th Cyclone to get over that plateau.
  • Georges Niang (31, F, Fr): 6-foot-7, 245-pounds
    Matched a career-high 19 points against Kansas in Big 12 Semifinal.
  • Chris Babb (02, G, Sr): 6-foot-5, 225-pounds
    Now has made a 3-point shot in 29 of 31 games he’s played in this season.
  • Korie Lucious (13, G, Sr): 5-foot-11, 170-pounds
    Had 16 assists in Big 12 Tournament.
  • Will Clyburn (21, G, Sr): 6-foot-7, 210-pounds
    Ranks 5th in Big 12 in rebounding average (7.1) per game.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-9, 4-2 neutral)

  • Pat Connaughton (24, F, So): 6-foot-5, 212-pounds
    Had 48 points in three games of the Big East Tournament; nine points and eight rebounds against Louisville.
  • Tom Knight (25, F, Sr): 6-foot-10, 258-pounds
    Started in all three Big East Tournament games, averages 17 minutes per game. Went 0-4 from field and had one rebound against Louisville
  • Jack Cooley (45, C, Sr): 6-foot-9, 246-pounds
    Leads team in rebounding average (10.3) per game.
  • Eric Atkins (00, G, Jr): 6-foot-2, 182-pounds
    Averages most minutes (38.3) per game.
  • Jerian Grant (22, G, Jr): 6-foot-5, 202-pounds
    Leads team in average points scored (13.4) and assists (5.7) per game.

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