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Iowa State Faces BYU on Color it Cardinal Day

Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 11/29/2012
         
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AMES, Iowa - Iowa State (4-2, 0-0) returns home to face BYU (5-2, 0-0) on Saturday. ISU is 4-0 all-time vs. BYU. The Iowa State marketing department is sponsoring a Color it Cardinal game for the BYU contest, as all fans are encouraged to wear Cardinal colored apparel.

Who: Iowa State (4-2) vs. BYU (5-2)
Where: Ames, Iowa - Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. CST
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Color)
Webcast: Cyclones.tv
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at cyclones.com.
Live Blog: Mike Green, associate director of athletics communications, will be holding a live blog during the game at cyclones.com. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog by asking questions.

-Iowa State (4-2, 0-0) returns home to face BYU (5-2, 0-0) on Saturday (Dec. 1). ISU is 4-0 all-time vs. BYU. The Iowa State marketing department is sponsoring a Color it Cardinal game for the BYU contest, as all fans are encouraged to wear Cardinal colored apparel.

-ISU lost a pair of games to ranked opponents at the Global Sports Classic in Las Vegas last weekend, falling to No. 22 Cincinnati (78-70) & No. 18 UNLV (82-70). It was the first time in school history where ISU faced rated teams on back-to-back days in a non-conference tournament.

-Iowa State currently owns an 11-game homecourt winning streak. The last time ISU won 12-straight games at home was at the beginning of the 2003-04 season, which ties for the sixth-best homecourt winning streak in school history.

-Iowa State senior Will Clyburn played against BYU twice when he was a member of the University of Utah basketball team in 2010-11. Clyburn averaged 20.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in two career games vs. the Cougars, scoring 23 points vs. BYU in Salt Lake City.

-Iowa State has outrebounded all six opponents this season at a +14.0 margin, which ranks fifth in the nation. ISU is second in the Big 12 in offensive rebounding, averaging 17.3 offensive boards per game. The Cyclones grabbed 24 offensive caroms in the UNLV loss.

-Tyrus McGee was named to the Global Sports Classic all-tournament team, averaging 16.5 points and 3.3 3-pointers in the four games. He scored a career-high 22 points vs. Cincinnati.

-Iowa State has scored 70 or more points in all six games this season, ranking second in the Big 12 and 22nd nationally in scoring at 82.3 ppg.

-Iowa State ranks first in the Big 12 and 14th nationally in 3-pointers per game at 9.3 3pfg.

-ISU is averaging 35.3 ppg from its bench, which is 42.9 pct. of its team scoring.

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