Cyclones Beat Islanders, 80-50
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State had five players in double figures and outscored Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 43-26, in the second half to earn the 80-50 win Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State improves to 2-0 this season, while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi falls to 1-1.
Keys of the Game
Dustin Hogue brought the energy to the second half for the Cyclones, who got a three from Matt Thomas late in the first half to take a 13-point lead into the second half. Hogue had three points and two rebounds in the opening frame and finished the game with 13 points, eight boards and two steals.
The Cyclones extended the lead to as many as 33 and cruised to the 30-point win.
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Iowa State had five players in double-figures but it was Hogue’s energy that helped bust open the game in the second half.
Monté Morris finished with a career-high 11 points. DeAndre Kane had another solid performance, finishing with a game-high 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Georges Niang (12) and Matt Thomas (13) joined Hogue, Kane and Morris in double figures.
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Cyclone Quick Hits
*Tonight’s win was the 100th at Hilton Coliseum for head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg was 53-10 as a player and is 47-9 as head coach.
*Matt Thomas hit a career-best three 3-pointers. He has hit multiple threes in both games this season.
*Iowa State had just two turnovers in the first half.
*Iowa State has had five players in double figures both games this season.
*Niang finished the game with five assists, his second career game with five or more dimes.
Iowa State hosts No. 7 Michigan Sunday in a nationally televised game. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
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