Iowa State will play the rest of its season without guard Nick Weiler-Babb, according to Alex Halstad of 247Sports. The Cyclones have just four games left in a season that has seen them fall to 13-13 overall and 4-10 in the Big 12, at the bottom of the conference standings.
Weiler-Babb missed four-straight games from late January to mid-February due to tendinitis in his left knee. He played the last two games against Kansas and Kansas State, but the results were mixed. He had 14 points against the Jayhawks, shooting 5 of 7 from the floor. But against the Wildcats, he played 22 minutes, but was just 1 of 3 shooting with 2 points.
The junior guard was having a solid season, becoming a big contributor for the Cyclones. He averaged 11.3 points per game on 44.7% shooting, along with 7.0 rebounds per game and 6.8 assists per game.
Iowa State has lost four of its past five games and haven’t won two-straight games since non-conference play. It will be the first season with Steve Prohm at the helm that the Cyclones will finish with a sub-.500 record in Big 12 play. They went a combined 22-14 during his first two seasons on the job, while making the NCAA Tournament both years. This will be the first season since 2011 that Iowa State will miss the Big Dance.
The Cyclones are down to just eight scholarship players this season and will host TCU on Wednesday night.