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Iowa State earns #5 seed in NCAA Tournament; NU & CU also in

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The Cyclones react during their watch party. The Cyclones react during their watch party.

The Big 12 Conference has six squads in the field of 64, including Iowa State.

The Cyclones earned a 5 seed and will play Gonzaga, a 12 seed, in the first round.

It will be the programs 7th straight appearance in the Big Dance, and 14th overall as a program.

All tournament berths have come under Head Coach Bill Fennelly.

He says the Cyclones tough road schedule this season has prepared the team for the tourney.

"We play a lot of tough road games, that's what the tournament is about.  15 of the 16 sites, somebody is playing at home. I think that's good for the event, good for the tournament."

"It's exciting just to be able to say that I was able to play on in the NCAA for all four years that I was here with some great teams."

The game tips off at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Nebraska and Creighton are also in the NCAA Tournament.  

The Huskers are a 6 seed and drew Chattanooga in the first round.

The Bluejays earned a 10-seed and play 7th seeded Syracuse.

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