Iowa State men’s basketball: Remembering the 15 best moments of 2013-14


With the sports calendar soon flipping to the next season, it’s time to get excited about a fresh start for all the Iowa State sports teams. But let’s take another quick look at the best of the 2013-14 Cyclone men’s basketball season.

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Over the spring, Clones Confidential pinpointed 15 moments of the season and counted them down. It was incredibly fun to look back at all these great moments, and I hope fans will also enjoy it.

From DeAndre Kane exploding with his best performance as a Cyclone to win the Diamond Head Classic, to some of the most dominating offensive performances, to Naz Long clutch 3’s, and ultimately Melvin Ejim‘s incredible 48-point game, here are the 15 best moments of the 2013-14 season.

Iowa State men’s basketball top 15 moments of 2013-14

15. DeAndre Kane’s perimeter shooting en route to Diamond Head Classic title

14. Monte Morris emerges, nearly hits double-double against Auburn

13. Cyclones hold on to win after blowing 18-point lead vs. Texas Tech

12. Redemption at Hilton Coliseum after getting blown out at West Virginia

11. 99 points against Northern Illinois in remembrance of Johnny Orr

10. Daniel Edozie’s block on BYU’s Tyler Haws to preserve Iowa State’s first road win

9. Iowa State heads to the Sweet 16 after comeback over North Carolina

8. Cyclones finally take down Kansas at the Big 12 Championship

7. Georges Niang hits go-ahead basket to beat Iowa Hawkeyes

6. Melvin Ejim makes miraculous return vs Michigan, leads Cyclones to huge win

5. Naz Long drills first 3-pointer in weeks to force 3OTs against Oklahoma State

4. Naz Long bombs UNC-Wilmington with eight 3-pointers

3. Oklahoma State gets bombed again by Naz Long at Hilton Coliseum

2. Dustin Hogue destroys Connecticut at the rim in NCAA tournament exit

1. Melvin Ejim shatters Big 12 records with 48 points against TCU

Here’s to 15 more great moments in the 2014-15 season, and let’s hope it culminates with another Big 12 title and a national championship.