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Resilience key for Iowa State

NCAA Tournament

Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane makes the game-winning basket as North Carolina guard J.P. Tokoto (13) and forward Jackson Simmons (21) defend during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in San Antonio.

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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000 because it’s a resilient bunch that doesn’t shrink from the moment.
No one epitomizes the mental toughness of these Cyclones more than sophomore Naz Long, whose ability to shake off adversity and knock down big shots is a huge reason why they’re still playing.
Long’s clutch shooting kept Iowa State (28-7) alive more than once in the regular season, and lately he’s saved the Cyclones so often that some fans have taken to calling him “3sus.”
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