Last Tuesday, legendary Iowa State college basketball coach Johnny Orr passed away at age 86. Orr famously left the University of Michigan to head to Ames for a raise, and turned around a struggling program, bringing it back to the NCAA Tournament on six occasions. Orr finished as the career leader in coaching wins at Iowa State, ending with a 218-200 record at the university.
To honor the late Orr, the Cyclones will wear special ‘JO’ patches on their jerseys for the rest of the 2013-14 season:
Iowa State will wear a special patch for the rest of the season in remembrance of Johnny Orr. pic.twitter.com/aonP23hAvy
— Cyclone Basketball (@CycloneMBB) January 7, 2014
Iowa State is currently off to its best start in school history, sporting an unblemished 13-0 record and a No. 9 ranking. Tonight, the Cyclones play host to No. 7 Baylor in Ames.