Cyclones Cruise To 110-51 Win Over UMKC
AMES, Iowa – No. 17 Iowa State (5-0) shot 51.4 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle, 59-31 in a 110-51 win over UMKC (1-4) Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
The 110 points scored by the Cyclones were the most since registering 112 vs. Southern-New Orleans on Dec. 29, 1998 and the 59-point margin of victory was the sixth-largest in school history.
DeAndre Kane paced five Cyclones in double-figure scoring with 20 points, going 6-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. Matt Thomas drilled a trio of 3-pointers en route to a career-high 14 points and Melvin Ejim chipped in with 11 points and nine boards.
Keys of the Game
Iowa State used a 27-0 run in the first half to break open the game. UMKC scored just four points in the final 11:04 minutes of the opening period, as the Cyclones went into the break with a 52-17 lead.
The Cyclones repeatedly broke UMKC’s press to get easy buckets in the decisive run, connecting on 51.6 percent of its shots in the first half, while the ‘Roos made just 22.2 percent.
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DeAndre Kane played just 20 minutes, but he was a stat-stuffer in his limited time. The senior was 6-of-7 from the field, 2-of-2 from downtown and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe en route to his 25th career 20-point performance (20 points). He also had eight boards and four dimes.
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Cyclone Quick Hits
*ISU had five players in double digit scoring for the fourth time in five games this season.
*Ejim started his 95th career game, tying for 15th all-time in school history with Craig Brackins.
*Kane registered his 25th career 20-point game with 20 points.
*Thomas has made multiple 3-pointers (3-of-6) in four of five games this season.
*Thomas had a career-high 14 points.
*Dorsey-Walker registered a career-high 17 points.
*Morris posted career highs in rebounds (7) and assists (7).
*The Cyclones made 12 3-pointers, the 50th time in the Hoiberg era where ISU has made 10+ treys in a game.
*The 110 points was just the second 100-point game in the Hoiberg era (104 vs. Chicago State on 12-21-2010).
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Iowa State plays host to Auburn on Dec. 2 in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. The game will tip at 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU.