Most of the Iowa State basketball team now have two rings to wear around campus with them. The Cyclones won their second consecutive Big 12 Tournament championship last season. Wednesday night, they received their championship rings.
College Spun shared a photo of the ring and it is pretty nice. I can only imagine how excited Georges Niang and the rest of the crew were when they opened up their boxes to see the flashy new rings sitting inside.
The Cyclones road to a three-peat will be pretty tough this season. Former head coach Fred Hoiberg, who spent five seasons with the team and made four NCAA Tournament appearances, left to coach the Chicago Bulls. Former Murray State head coach Steve Prohm took his spot in June.
Prohm had a pretty successful run with the Racers in four seasons. He won two regular season Ohio Valley Conference championships and won the CIT with his team in 2014. Also, who could forget the terrific season his team had in 2011-12 when the team started off the season 23-0 and were ranked as high as number nine in the country.
While the Cyclones three-peat chances are not set in stone, they have found a coach with a fairly decent success rate. If the Cyclones play their cards right, some of their players will be leaving the school with three championship rings to hold on to.
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