Iowa vs Iowa State men’s basketball: Five players to watch

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Dec 2, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Georges Niang (31) chases down a lose ball during their game with the Auburn Tigers at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones beat the Tigers 99-70. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Georges Niang (#21, ISU sophomore forward)

Iowa State will need all of their big men at work on the glass, and that includes Niang who needs to stay out of foul trouble. The sophomore has stepped up when the Cyclones have needed him time and time again; he was their most of last year and closed in their big matchups against Michigan and BYU so far this year. Niang currently leads the team with 24 fouls and has fouled out of two games.