2010-2011 Record: 16-16
Big 12 Conference Record (Standing) 3-13 (12th)
Joe: 11th in the Big 12
Evan:12th in the Big 12
Matt: 12th in the Big 12
Season MVP: Diante Garrett (Senior)
In his final season in Ames, Garrett played major minutes averaging 36.7 minutes per contest while leading the team in scoring at 17.3 points per game. Few players in the nation were as heavily counted on every game to produce as Garrett was. His contributions may not have led to many wins but the Cyclones would have been in far less close contests without him. With his performance this season Garrett has a legitimate chance of making an NBA roster next season if and when there is a season next year.
It was an up and down year for Fred Hoiberg and the Cyclones. Early season wins over Creighton, in-state rival Iowa & Virginia gave fans some hope that this year might be more exciting than originally thought. Unfortunately once conference play came the Cyclones many times could not find ways to close ballgames out as they would let late game leads slip away. Combine those close call losses along with some blow-outs on the road and you come away with a 3-13 conference record. For the most part though Iowa State was very competitive and may have found some good role players for next year in Calvin Godfrey, Melvin Ejim & Jordan Railey.
This is where things get really exciting not just Cyclone fans but for most every basketball fan. Fred Hoiberg has something akin to a science experiment going on in Ames next season as he tries to incorporate four D1 transfers; Chris Allen from Michigan State, Anthony Booker from Southern Illinois, Chris Babb from Penn State & Royce White from Minnesota. It will be extremely interesting to watch how those players can gel with returnees Godfrey, Ejim, Railey and senior SG Scott Christopherson. No doubt the Cyclones will definitely be more talented than the team they put out on the court this year but no one knows how the team chemistry will be. So next year could either be a re-emergence of the Iowa State program or a possible train wreck waiting to happen, either way people will tune in and pay attention to the Cyclones again.
See our schedule for Season Recaps after the Jump.
Tuesday, April 5 Baylor Season Recap
Wednesday, April 6 Colorado Season Recap
Friday, April 8 Iowa State Season Recap
Friday, April 8 Kansas Season Recap
Monday, April 11 K-State Season Recap
Tuesday, April 12 Mizzou Season Recap
Wednesday, April 13 Nebraska Season Recap
Thursday, April 14 Oklahoma Season Recap
Friday, April 15 Oklahoma State Season Recap
Monday, April 18 Texas Tech Season Recap
Tuesday, April 19 Texas A&M Season Recap
Wednesday, April 20 Texas Season Recap