Iowa State Battles Missouri In Hilton Coliseum
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State (12-10, 1-6) returns home to face Missouri (19-4, 6-2) Saturday night in Hilton Coliseum. The game will be televised by the Cyclone Television Network.
Iowa State (12-10, 1-6) vs. Missouri (19-4, 6-2)
When: Sat., Feb. 7, 2009 - 5 p.m.
Where: Ames, Iowa; Hilton Coliseum (14,356)
Live Stats: cyclones.com
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network: John Walters (pxp) and Eric Heft (color)
Television: CTN: B.J. Schaben (pxp) and Kevin Lehman (color)
Affiliates: Ames/Des Moines (WOI); Quad Cities (WHBF-DT; Mediacom), Sioux City (KCAU), Cedar Rapids (Mediacom); Waterloo (Mediacom); Cedar Falls (CFU)
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- Iowa State (12-10, 1-6) returns home to face Missouri (19-4, 6-2) Saturday night in Hilton Coliseum.
- The Cyclones are 1-6 in conference play for the first time since the 1993-94 season...ISU started the 1993-94 Big Eight slate with an 1-8 mark before finishing 4-10.
- Missouri is closing in on the top-25...the Tigers are receiving votes in both polls, sitting at No. 27 in the ESPN/Coaches poll and No. 28 in the AP poll.
- ISU will try and avoid its first three-game home losing streak to conference opponents since the 2005-06 season.
- The Cyclones rank in the top-25 nationally in three NCAA statistical categories (ass-st/turnover ratio, 24th; personal fouls, 23rd; turnovers, 25th).
- ISU is averaging just 12.0 turnovers per game to rank second in the Big 12...the Cyclones are averaging 9.0 turnovers per game in the last two games.
- ISU has ranked in the top-35 nationally in least amount of personal fouls the last two years...the Cyclones are averaging 15.8 fouls per game to rank 23rd nationally this year.
Last Time Out
- Iowa State lost at Kansas State on Tuesday, 65-50.
- Just like in recent games, the Cyclones were in a close game late but could not come up with the big plays in the final minutes.
- ISU was only down by three points with 7:01 left in the game, but was outscored by KSU 17-5 the rest of the way.
- Poor shooting again hurt the Cyclones, as ISU recorded a season-low 32.7 percent from the floor...ISU is now 0-9 on the season when shooting worse than its opponent and 12-1 when outshooting its opponent.
- Craig Brackins led ISU with 14 points and nine boards, falling one rebound shy of his 10th double-double of the season...Brackins made just 6-of-20 shots from the field...his 19.3 ppg scoring average is second in the Big 12 and 38th nationally.
- Jamie Vanderbeken has given ISU a lift from off the bench in the last two games...he equaled his career highs in points (14) and 3-pointers (3) in the KSU game, making 4-of-5 shots from the field and 3-of-4 shots from downtown.
- Vanderbeken has scored in double figures in two consecutive games, averaging 13.0 points and shooting 75.0 percent (9-12 FG) from the field and 62.5 percent (5-8 3FG) from 3-point range.
- Lucca Staiger added five points, including an 1-of-5 effort from 3-point range...Staiger has now made a 3-pointer in 16-consecutive games, equaling the third-longest streak in ISU history by Tim Barnes, who made a trey in 16-straight games in the 2002-03 season...Mike Taylor holds the record by recording a trey in 27-straight games in the 2006-07 season.
- Diante Garrett tallied eight points and handed out six assists in the loss...Garrett, who ranks fourth in the Big 12 in assists (5.4 apg), has dished out five or more assists in 12 of 22 games...he is averaging 8.0 assists in his last two games.
- Bryan Petersen made a trey to give him 79 3-pointers in his career...Petersen is tied with Wesley Johnson at No. 13 on ISU’s all-time 3-pointers made list.
- ISU held KSU to 39.0 percent from the field, the 15th time the Cyclones have held an opponent to 40 percent or less from the field...ISU ranks 31st nationally and fourth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense (39.5 percent).
Cyclone-Tiger Quick Facts
- Missouri leads the all-time series against Iowa State at 142-84.
- ISU leads the all-time series in games played in Ames at 58-44...ISU has a 23-16 advantage in games played in Hilton Coliseum.
- ISU won last year’s meeting in Ames, 72-67.
- MU downed ISU, 77-46 on Jan. 17 in the first meeting this season in Columbia...the Tigers outscored the Cyclones 48-26 in the second half and held ISU to 33.3 percent shooting from the field...Marcus Denmon led the Tigers with 16 points behind a 4-of-6 effort from 3-point range.
- Justin Hamilton paced the Cyclones in the first meeting, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field.
- Craig Brackins is averaging 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in three games vs. MU.
- ISU head coach Greg McDermott is 2-3 against Missouri all-time and Mike Anderson-coached teams.
- MU freshman Marcus Denmon is the nephew of former ISU star Martinez Denmon...Martinez scored 872 points (16.8 ppg) in his two-year career at ISU (1972-73).
- Both McDermott and Anderson went to three-straight NCAA Tournaments (2004-06) at their previous head coaching stops; McDermott, (Northern Iowa), Anderson, (Alabama-Birmingham).
A Closer Look At Missouri (19-4, 6-2)
- Missouri (19-4, 6-2) could be considered one of the biggest surprises in the Big 12 this season, sitting in third-place in the league standings with a 6-2 record...the Tigers are receiving votes in both polls.
- MU is fresh off a 69-65 win over No. 17 Texas in Austin...the Tigers had four players score in double figures, led by Zaire Taylor’s 17 points.
- Senior DeMarre Carroll is one of the best forwards in the Big 12...Carroll leads the team in scoring (16.7) and rebounding (6.9)...his 1.8 steal per game average ranks sixth in the Big 12 and he ranks third in the league in field goal percentage (57.1 percent).
- Senior forward Leo Lyons is closing out his career on a solid note...Lyons, who averages 14.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, scored a career-high 30 points in the Tigers’ win over Baylor last weekend.
- Sharpshooter Matt Lawrence is back for his senior season...Lawrence, who averages 8.9 ppg, has 213 career 3-pointers to rank third all-time in school history...Lawrence is making 42.5 percent of his shots (51-120 3FG) from beyond the arc this year.
- Junior guard J.T. Tiller is averaging 7.7 points and is second on the team in assists (75)...he averages 1.9 spg to rank third in the Big 12.
- Missouri leads the Big 12 in assists (19.1 apg), steals (10.8 spg) and scoring (84.3).
- MU is first in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio (1.5)...ISU is second (1.2).
Streaks and Trends
- Bryan Petersen has started every game the last two seasons (54-straight games).
- Petersen has committed just one turnover in his last five games (152 minutes).
- Craig Brackins has four 20-point/10-rebound games in his last eight contests, averaging 21.5 points and 11.3 rebounds in the last eight games.
- Brackins is second in the league in scoring (21.4) and second in the Big 12 in rebounding (10.6) in conference games only.
- Brackins has scored 99 of ISU’s 234 points in the last four games, which is 42.3 percent of ISU’s scoring in the last four games.
- Lucca Staiger has hit a 3-pointer in 16-straight games, tying for the third-best streak in school history with Tim Barnes, who made a trey in 16 consecutive games during the 2002-03 season.
- Staiger already ranks in the top-20 on ISU’s single-season 3-pointers made list with 54...he ranks 14th and needs three treys to tie with Tim Barnes, who made 57 treys in the 2002-03 season, at No. 13.
- Petersen is tied for 13th all-time on ISU’s career 3-pointers made list with Wesley Johnson (2007-08)...Petersen has 79 career treys.
- Diante Garrett is averaging 8.0 apg in his last two games.
- Jamie Vanderbeken is averaging 13.0 points and shooting 75.0 pct. (9-12 FG) from the field and 62.5 pct. from 3-point range (5-8 3FG) in his last two games.
- ISU has seven players on the team with 10 or more 3-pointers made this year.
- ISU is averaging just 10.5 turnovers per game in its last four games.
- ISU is 12-1 this season when shooting better than its opponent and 0-9 when getting outshot by its opponent.
- ISU is 9-1 this season when making more free-throws than its opponent.
- ISU has outrebounded eight opponents this season, going 7-1 in those games.
- ISU is 5-0 this year and 19-2 in the McDermott era when scoring 70 points.
- ISU is 8-1 this season and 25-1 in the McDermott era when holding its opponent to under 60 points.