Basketball: Season comes to an end for Kane and Iowa State

Written by Brad Everett on .

DeAndre Kane's dream season at Iowa State and outstanding college basketball career has come to an end.

Kane and his teammates fell to Connecticut, 81-76, in an NCAA tournament Sweet 16 game last Friday at Madison Square Garden.

The loss capped a memorable season for Kane, his first and only at Iowa State after transferring from Marshall. When it comes to "impact transfers," it typically doesn't get much better than what Kane provided to an Iowa State team that had one of its best seasons in school history. The Cyclones finished 28-8.

Kane, a Schenley graduate, was second on the team in scoring (17.1 points per game), first in assists (5.9) and third in rebounds (6.8). Kane shot 48 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range.

Kane's play earned him a number of postseason accolades. He was named first-team all-Big 12 and the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, and most recently was named as an honorable mention on the Associated Press All-American team.

Kane, who is 24, could be picked in the NBA draft in June. Several websites project Kane as a potential late second-round pick.