Hoop Bits (11-11-14)

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Wrapping Up Viterbo

The Viterbo game was a good opportunity for the Cyclones to get on the floor at Hilton Coliseum in front of a great crowd. That is an invaluable experience as you head into the games that count.

The Cyclones’ 67-point win was ISU’s second-largest in an exhibition game. The 1991-92 Cyclone team beat Fort Sill by 68 points.

ISU finished with 26 assists on 41 baskets and its 115 points were the most of the Hoiberg era, exhibition or regular season game.

Click here to view a photo gallery from the season’s lone exhibition game.

Nonconference Home Win Streak
Iowa State enters this season having won 20 consecutive games against nonconference opponents at Hilton Coliseum, the 16th-best streak in the country. The current streak is actually the fourth longest in school history:

1. 41 – Jan. 2, 1991-Dec. 9, 1995
2. 28 – Nov. 23, 1998-Dec. 1, 2001
3. 21- Nov. 28, 2003-Nov. 26, 2005
4. 20- Dec. 6, 2011-Present

Custer/Cauley-Stein Combo
Last night we tweeted out the following from our @CycloneMBB account:

After doing so, Kentucky player Willie Cauley-Stein retweeted it. That is because Custer and the projected lottery pick were once teammates.

Custer played with Cauley-Stein when he was 15, the summer after his freshman year. Custer was playing up on the 17U MoKan Elite team that also included Semi Ojeleye (Duke) and Shavon Shields (Nebraska).

Custer’s team actually faced Naz Long’s CIA Bounce team that season, which included a couple of number top-five picks in Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.

Just a little talent on the floor that day.

Infographics
Infographics are the newest trend in social media. They are a quick and easy way visual image to disseminate information.

For each game this season we are going to try to bring you something new with an infographic that provides details on each game. In case you missed it yesterday, here is the one for Friday’s game against Oakland.

Oakland Infographic

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About Matt Shoultz

I'm in my 11th year at Iowa State and third as communications director for men's basketball. I have worked with football, women's basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis and swimming since arriving at Iowa State. I am a 2005 graduate of the University of South Carolina and a Litchfield, Minn. native. I look forward to sharing the tales of Iowa State athletics with you all. If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me at mshoultz@iastate.edu. I'm on twitter @mjshoultz. Go Cyclones!
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