Iowa State hired former Cyclone great Fred Hoiberg three years ago with no previous head coaching on his resume, but a lengthy background highlighted by a good career in the NBA. What Hoiberg has done over the past three years has been exceptionally fun to watch. Iowa State has long been a doormat to many Big-12 foes, but in the past few years that has started to change. Hoiberg may have little to none coaching experience but his players respect him and he has a university behind him.Iowa State is currently 19-9, while boasting a 9-6 record in the Big 12. They dropped an OT decision to a tough Kansas squad the other evening in which the NCAA later said that there was "some missed calls that potentially affected the outcome of the game". But nonetheless, the Cyclones will continue on their journey to March where they look to surprise some of the biggest names in college basketball. They rank in the top 20 respectively in assists, points and rebounds per game under Hoiberg. Their key wins are over Baylor (who currently is on ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi's last four in) and 13th-ranked Kansas State.