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Worst Bad Beats of the college basketball season (3:58)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Eric Musselman says in a text that he's staying at Nevada and is working on a new deal. He said his family is so excited about the situation. "I love our players and we have a great team coming back." Musselman led Nevada to the MWC title before losing to Iowa State in the NCAA first round.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Nevada could not defend the rim against Iowa State. The Cyclones shot a blistering 63 percent on their 2s, with Deonte Burton (14 points) leading that charge. Throw in 19 from Monte Morris (7-of-7 at the line), and you have an ISU win. Now: Morris turned the ball over *four* times? Is this possible? Look for the senior to return to his zero-turnover ways against Purdue.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State escapes with an 84-73 victory against Nevada in a game that was closer than expected during the second half. ISU led by 13 points at halftime but had to fend off several comeback attempts. No. 5 seed Iowa State advances to play No. 4 seed Purdue in what should be a great second round matchup. ISU's guards are as good as any team has in this tournament. Purdue counters with size in the post. Saturday will be fun.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Things are getting chippy in Milwaukee between Iowa State and Nevada. We had a double technical call, and players on both sides are jawing at each other seemingly every time down the floor. ISU still leads, but Nevada has been hanging around. It could make for a great finish.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State totally outplayed Nevada for long stretches of the first half to take a 40-27 lead at the break. The Cyclones are an explosive bunch who could make a serious run in the NCAA tournament. Nevada shot just 30.0 percent from the field. Meanwhile, Iowa State shot a blistering 58.6 percent, punctuated by Solomon Young's alley-oop dunk at the buzzer.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State and Nevada certainly love to get up and down the court, and it's made for a really entertaining first half. One thing to watch is whether Nevada's Marcus Marshall can get hot soon. He leads the Wolf Pack at 19.8 points per game but was held scoreless more than halfway through the first half.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Ready to go in the last game of the night from Milwaukee between Iowa State and Nevada. We've already had a 12 seed beat a 5 seed here today. Will we see another?

ESPN Stats and Information  

No. 5 seed Iowa State has won nine of its past 10 games heading into the Big Dance, including the title game of the Big 12 conference tournament. ESPN's BPI favors the Cyclones to defeat No. 12 Nevada on Thursday night in Milwaukee.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Nevada and first-round opponent Iowa State are two of four teams in the 2017 tournament field to have three different players score 30 or more points in a game this season (Middle Tennessee, UCLA). (Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Getty Images)

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Here's how the 12 seeds can beat the 5 seeds (1:15)

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN is projecting a 72 percent chance that at least one No. 12 seed will beat a No. 5 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament. Middle Tennessee, which upset Michigan State last year as a No. 15 seed, has the greatest upset odds of the 12-seeds at nearly 50 percent.

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Cinderella players to watch (1:54)

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.837th
Rebounds Per Game38.641st
Assists Per Game16.032nd
Points Allowed71.3150th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-6
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances6