The Iowa State Cyclones own one of the best storylines in the NCAA Tournament. Head coach T.J. Otzelberger's squad finished with a 2-22 record last season, but has earned a Sweet 16 bid just one year later. That's quite a turnaround.
Iowa State has won the Big 12 Conference in four of the last eight seasons, but how has that success translated to March Madness?
Here's a look at Iowa State's NCAA Tournament history.
Has Iowa State Ever Won a National Championship?
No, the Iowa State Cyclones have never won an NCAA Basketball National Championship in March Madness. In fact, Iowa State has never made the finals across 21 tournament appearances.
Iowa State March Madness Wins & Best Finishes
Iowa State's best March Madness finish came when the Cyclones made the Final Four back in 1944. Overall, Iowa State has made the Elite Eight twice, with the most recent appearance being in 2000.
Iowa State March Madness All-Time Record
Here is a breakdown of Iowa State's all-time March Madness finishes.
- Champion (0):
- Runner-Up (0):
- Final Four (1): 1944
- Elite Eight (2): 1944, 2000
- Sweet 16 (7): 1944, 1986, 1997, 2000, 2014, 2016, 2022
- Round of 32 (14): 1944, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2022
- Tournament Appearances (21): 1944, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022
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