2017 Big 12 Champions Iowa State's Path to a Title

Iowa State beat West Virginia 80-74 on Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City to win the 2017 Big 12 Tournament Championship, the team's third in four years.

Monté Morris, who averaged nearly 18 points per contest over the past three games, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

Deonte Burton and Matt Thomas were also named to the Big 12 All-Championship Team, along with West Virginia's Jevon Carter and Tarik Philip.

The Cyclones will head into postseason play having won 10 of their last 12 games and having beat every team in the Big 12 at least once this season.

“We wanted redemption. We made a statement today winning the game like we did by the amount we did. I bet the world isn’t sleeping on us no more.” — Naz Mitrou-Long
Take a look back at the run that led Iowa State to its third Big 12 Tournament title in four seasons:

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State

Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 92-83 on Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.
Monté Morris led the Cyclones, nearly putting up a triple-double. He finished the game with 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
The win marked Iowa State's 10th straight win against Oklahoma State, and its third this year.
Iowa State beat TCU 84-63 on Friday in the semifinal round of the tournament.
Deonte Burton had 22 points for the Cyclones, shooting 50 percent from the field.
The win launched the Cyclones into the Big 12 Tournament finals for the fourth time in school history.
Iowa State beat West Virginia for the first time this season Saturday, avoiding the three-game season sweep.
After a slow start, the Cyclones pushed to a 12-point lead early in the second half and never looked back, fending off the late-game Mountaineer run.
Monté Morris and Deonte Burton led the way with 17 and 16 points, respectively. As a team, the Cyclones shot 54.2 percent from the field.
The win gives Iowa State it's fourth Big 12 Tournament Championship in school history. The Cyclones have never lost in a Big 12 title game.

Created by: Ryan Young & Luke Manderfeld

Photos by: Ryan Young & Emily Blobaum


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