KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Earlier than the final horn had sounded in Saturday’s Massive 12 Event championship recreation on the Sprint Middle, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm turned to his bench.
With the Cyclones nursing an enormous lead and properly on their method to a seventy eight-66 victory over Kansas, Prohm obtained ready to take out his stars, empty his bench and give some of his other players a shot to shine on the large stage.
However as he motioned to his bench for the players to prepare to return into the sport, the players sitting there did something Prohm wasn’t prepared for: They turned down the opportunity to play, as an alternative opting to go away Iowa State’s regulars on the floor to have fun the ultimate seconds of a Huge 12 Event title.
“That’s once we finally turned selfless,” Prohm stated.
Turning into selfless and sharing the ball, the second and duty with one another is something that Prohm has been preaching to his group all season long.
Its something the Cyclones appeared like they struggled to understand towards the top of the regular season when Iowa State misplaced five out of its final six video games. Throughout that robust stretch, the Cyclones dealt with their share of chemistry points including an altercation in a current follow and an off-the-courtroom argument between teammates Michael Jacobson and Talen Horton-Tucker.
The Cyclones might have turned the web page on those robust occasions and eventually come together. Prohm believes they did and Saturday’s moment at the end of the sport proved that.
“They only needed to stay in there,” stated Iowa State freshman George Conditt IV. “There was no objective in taking them out, man. Allow them to benefit from the moment.”
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