1988…..LET ME REPEAT THAT…..1988…..THAT WAS THE LAST TIME THAT AN IOWA ST. BASKETBALL TEAM HAD WON IN STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA AT OKLAHOMA ST. UNIVERSITY…..THE CYCLONES IN 3 OT’S BROKE THE CURSE WITH A 98-TO-97 VICTORY…..A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING GAME THAT FEATURED GREAT PERFORMANCES FROM BOTH TEAMS TOP PLAYERS….JUST GO BACK AND THINK OF ALL OF THE REALLY GOOD IOWA ST. PLAYERS THAT HAD PLAYED IN STILLWATER AND HAD LOST….EVEN “THE MAYOR” NOW COACH FRED HOIBERG COULDN’T GET IT DONE…UNTIL LAST NIGHT….THE COWBOYS AND THE CYCLONES ARE MIRROR IMAGES OF EACHOTHER….SAME STYLE OF PLAY…TOP GUARDS….UNDER-SIZED FRONT LINES THAT WON’T QUIT….BUT FINALLY, AFTER 55 MINUTES…THE CYCLONES WERE BETTER…….BY JUST ONE POINT…AND IOWA ST. WILL TAKE IT AND BE PROUD OF IT….

 

I’M JIM BRINSON….”AND THAT’S THE WAY THE BALL BOUNCES…”