Mar 20, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Georges Niang (31) shoots during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness 2014: Iowa State's Georges Niang out for remainder of NCAA Tournament with foot injury

On Friday in their opening Second Round game, the Iowa State Cyclones looked every bit the national championship contender every has them pegged to be as they cruised right past North Carolina Central and will now play North Carolina in the round of 32. But, if they’re going to fulfill those title hopes, they’re going to have to go about that mission from here on out without one of their key players, Georges Niang, as he has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a foot injury.

Niang suffered the injury in the win over North Carolina Central after scoring 24 points and adding in six rebounds. While much of the focus is put on DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim, Niang is just as important to this team as anyone, as we found out on Friday in that huge win.

So now, the pressure will be on Kane and Ejim to carry the Big 12 champs through the rest of the tournament.

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