I’ll be out of the office for the next two days so I can do nothing but watch hoops. I so look forward to it. Meanwhile, here are some links to get you ready for the Big Dance.

ESPN.com writer Myron Medcalf makes some bold predictions for the NCAA tournament. I think ISU fans will like the first one:


CBS Sports breaks down all the coaches in field of 68 by their playing career. You may want to just skip to the top four:


Melvin Ejim’s hometown newspaper (by which I mean Toronto) has a feature about the ISU senior:


Dustin Hogue was also profiled by his hometown news paper (by which I mean the New York Times): http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/sports/ncaabasketball/a-little-yonkers-goes-a-long-way-at-iowa-state.html?hpw&rref=sports&_r=0

If you’re looking for a breakdown of ISU’s first opponent, who better than CycloneFanatic.com’s Brent Blum? http://cyclonefanatic.com/basketball/mens/news/blum-ncaa-scouting-report/


Well, I hope you’re properly prepared for the tourney (I mean the real tourney, not this “First Four” business which shouldn’t count but does for some reason). Enjoy the games!