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Tuesday, January 30, 2001

The Cyclones struggled with their emotions the day after 10 people, including two Oklahoma State basketball players, died in a plane crash while returning from a game in Colorado.

"It was far more than a somber day. I didn't sleep last night," Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy said. "I'm personally probably closer to the Oklahoma State program than I am with any other program in the conference. I cried a little bit, cried a lot. It's amazing.

"It's a tough, tough situation and our hearts pour out to them. It really does. It puts this game in perspective. We moved on, both teams, but we still have Oklahoma State on our minds."

The crowd at Reed Arena observed a moment of silence in honor of the crash victims.

Read the rest of this article in the 1/30 Pilot Tribune.



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