The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS.
The Iowa State Cyclones out of the Big 12 earned the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region, where they will face the 13th-seeded Iona Gaels out of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Iowa State (21-11) fell to Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament, while Iona (22-10) knocked off Monmouth to win the MAAC title.
The winner of this match-up will face the winner of No. 5 Purdue against No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock.
Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 2:00 p.m. E.T.
TV Channel: TBS
Announcers: Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Eradhl
Opening Betting Line: TBA
Prediction: The Cyclones have been a trendy pick to go far in the past two NCAA tournaments, but have fallen short of expectations. Last year, as a No. 3 seed, they were shocked in the first round by UAB.
This March, we don't expect a repeat. Iona is a dangerous team, and Gaels' star A.J. English is the type of mid-major player who could star in the Big Dance. But ISU senior Georges Niang and the play of point guard Monte Morris carries the Cyclones to victory.