On Christmas Day, the 14th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones will put their unblemished record to the test once again as they take on the 10-2 Boise State Broncos in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii.
Off to a 10-0 start, the Cyclones are rolling through as they look to head into Big 12 play on the highest of notes. A good reason for their success has no doubt been the play of sophomore forward Georges Niang.
In their last win over George Mason, Niang dropped in 22 points. Head coach Fred Hoiberg recently sang the praises of his offensive star as he hopes he can keep this up in the near future:
“He just goes out there and does it for the team,” said coach Fred Hoiberg, whose team ranks fourth in the nation with 88.9 points per game. “It was just a heck of a stat line for him … hopefully, he can have another big game on Wednesday.”
If he does indeed keep it up, the Big 12 may be in for a harsh does of Cyclones this season.
Here’s how you can watch the Cyclones take on the Broncos on Christmas Day:
Date: Dec. 25
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Location: Honolulu, HI
Arena: Stan Sheriff Center
TV Info: ESPN2
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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