They stormed the court again at Hilton Coliseum, just like the olden days when current coach Fred Hoiberg was among Iowa State’s players providing fans reason to celebrate.
“Hilton Magic was definitely in full effect,” Hoiberg said after a 72-64 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas before a celebratory sellout of 14,376.
It was in such effect that Kansas players were forced to take an alternate route to the locker room. It was in such effect that referee Darron George hurt a wrist trying to battle his way off the floor.
“We were all right,” said Iowa State star Royce White, who hopes for another crowd eruption after Tuesday’s 8 p.m. home game against No. 22 Kansas State. “We got over to the sidelines and out of the way, but I wanted to rush in there and party with them.”