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Niang lifts Cyclones past Irish

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Niang scored 19 points in ISU's second round win over Notre Dame. Niang scored 19 points in ISU's second round win over Notre Dame.

Iowa State made quite the statement against Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cyclones hustled the Irish 76-58 in the second round.
It's the third largest victory for I-S-U in the NCAA Tournament.

Georges Niang was nearly perfect from the floor, going 9 for 13 and dropping in 19 points.

As a team, ISU continued to shoot lights out from distance, shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc.  They also matched the Notre Dame's big, scoring 32 points in the paint.

More importantly, the Cyclones won the turnover battle, committing just six compared to Notre Dame's 17.

(Reporter "Were you nervous, because you didn't look like it?)

No, I mean, the first tip you get a bit of an adrenaline rush, and you get tired, but after that I felt that everything was smooth sails," Freshman Georges Niang said. "And, everything was going well for us."

"You know what, we saw some things on tape where we wanted to attack them inside, and we knew that their game plan would be to take away our threes,"Head Coach Fred Hoiberg added.

In the Round of 32, Iowa State will take on 2nd seeded Ohio State.
 That game tips off Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m.

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