Kansas State will make another trip to Ames on Saturday, so Eric Rubottom and I spent some time chatting with Danny Lawhon of the Des Moines Register about what he's seen from Iowa State this season. Basically, there are no obvious answers as to why the Cyclones have done things like beat Kansas and Oklahoma at home as well as lose in Ames to Northern Iowa and lose on the road at Texas Tech. But the loss of Naz Long and some troubles with Jameel McKay certainly have contributed.
If you've paid attention to Eric's analysis over the last few weeks you won't be surprised at all to hear how Danny believes Iowa State might attack the Wildcats, but you'll also be pleased to know the Cyclones don't have many guys willing to attack the basket on a regular basis. Naturally, we took a little break from looking at this weekend's matchup to assess Bruce Weber's job so far and his future going forward.
Be sure to check out the great work of Danny and others at the Des Moines Register, especially their Cyclone Insider section. You can also follow Danny on Twitter at @dannylawhon.
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