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Iowa State Cyclones NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Iowa State Cyclones All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 12-13

The Iowa State Cyclones have the dubious distinction of being one of the few #2 seeds to ever lose to a #15 seed when Iowa State was upset by Hampton in the 2001 NCAA Tournament. Over the years, Iowa State has made the Final Four just once, in 1944, and while they have played in the NIT Tournament a few times without much success. With only their 1944 NCAA Tournament appearance prior to 1985, the Cyclones have played near .500 basketball in their NCAA Tournament appearances over the history of the program.

1944 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Pepperdine in regional semifinal, 44-39
  • Lost to Utah in regional final, 40-31

1985 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Ohio State in first round, 75-64

1986 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Miami (OH) in first round, 81-79
  • Defeated Michigan in second round, 72-69
  • Lost to North Carolina State in regional semifinal, 70-66

1988 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Georgia Tech in first round, 90-78

1989 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to UCLA in first round, 84-74

1992 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Charlotte in first round, 76-74
  • Lost to Kentucky in second round, 106-98

1993 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to UCLA in first round, 81-70

1995 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Florida in first round, 64-61
  • Lost to North Carolina in second round, 73-51

1996 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated California in first round, 74-64
  • Lost to Utah in second round, 73-67

1997 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Illinois State in first round, 69-57
  • Defeated Cincinnati in second round, 67-66
  • Lost to UCLA in regional semifinal, 74-73

2000 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Central Connecticut State in first round, 88-78
  • Defeated Auburn in second round, 79-60
  • Defeated UCLA in regional semifinal, 80-56
  • Lost to Michigan State in regional final, 75-64

2001 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Hampton in first round, 58-57

2005 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Minnesota in first round, 64-53
  • Lost to North Carolina in second round, 92-65

2012 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated #9 Connecticut in first round
  • Lost to #1 Kentucky in second round

2013 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated #7 Notre Dame in first round
  • Lost to #2 Ohio State in second round

2014 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated #14 North Carolina Central in second round
  • Defeated #6 North Carolina in third round
  • Lost to #7 Connecticut in Sweet 16

2015 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to #14 UAB in second round, 60-59


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