Attached are a couple of quotes about Hilton Magic. Anyone have their own favorites that help others understand what is so special about a basketball game at Iowa State?
"They call it ‘Hilton Magic,'" Hinrich said of an atmosphere that has helped Iowa State claim 65 wins in 75 home games in Larry Eustachy's five years at ISU. "I don't know what it is, but the place does get really loud. It's a tough place to play. It's a fun college atmosphere."
How difficult is it for Kansas to win in Hilton Coliseum?
Here's an example: The Cyclones recognized Danny Manning just after the first half ended. Manning, the former Kansas All-American who carried the Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA championship, was sitting behind the KU bench.
Why would Iowa State's public address announcer mention the presence of a former player from the visiting team? I mean, how often does that happen? Has it ever? And then I remembered that Manning made four visits to Hilton Coliseum and never won once, and I'm sure someone at ISU remembered.
That's how hard it is to come into Hilton Coliseum and leave with a victory.