Cyclones Host No. 7 Michigan Sunday
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State hosts No. 7 Michigan Sunday afternoon in a nationally televised showdown at 4 p.m. ESPN2 will broadcast the game with Dave O'Brien and Dick Vitale on the call.
Where: Ames, Iowa - Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. CST
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Color)
Talent: Dave O'Brien (PxP), Dick Vitale (Color)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at cyclones.com.
Live Blog: Matt Shoultz, assistant 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 (2-0, 0-0) hosts No. 7 Michigan (2-0) Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. It will be the 10th meeting all-time between the schools, with the Wolverines holding a 5-4 edge in the series. The game sold out in under 10 minutes when tickets went on sale Oct. 16. As of Thursday morning, 22 NBA scouts have requested credentials for Sunday’s game. This is the most ever for a game at Hilton Coliseum.
- Michigan is the seventh national finalist to visit Hilton Coliseum the following year. Iowa State is 3-3 in the those games.
- The Cyclones improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 30-point win vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. ISU had five players in double figures for the second game in a row, led by 15 points from DeAndre Kane. It is the 22nd time in 103 games under Hoiberg that ISU has had at least five players in double figures. The Cyclones are 19-3 in those games.
- Sophomore Naz Long and senior DeAndre Kane are the reigning Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week awards after their performances in the season opener.
- Iowa State has won its last 15 nonconference home games. The last loss against a nonconference opponent at home came on Nov. 30, 2011 to UNI in Hoiberg’s second season as head coach.
- Iowa State has been playing without senior preseason All-Big 12 pick Melvin Ejim, who suffered a hyperextended left knee and bone bruise in practice on Oct. 30. Ejim, who saw his 25-game consecutive start streak came to an end against UNCW, has resumed workouts and his status for Sunday’s game remains unknown.
- Hoiberg (100-19) won his 100th game in Hilton Coliseum as a player (53-10) and coach (47-9) on Tuesday night.
- Iowa State is shooting 45.6 percent as a team from behind the arc. The starting five is shooting 50 percent from long range. The Cyclones have hit 10+ threes in both games, including 11 Tuesday vs. Texas A&M-CC. It was the 49th game with 10+ threes in the Fred Hoiberg era.
- Iowa State’s point guard duo of Kane (9.0) and Monté Morris (5.5) are averaging 14.5 rebounds per game. Of the 22 times they have grabbed a defensive rebound, ISU has scored on the ensuing possession at a 59 percent clip. And they score in a hurry, an average of 8.9 seconds per scoring possession.
Series Notes vs. Michigan
- Michigan holds a 5-4 lead in the all-time series. The Wolverines won the last meeting in Ann Arbor, 76-66, on Dec. 2, 2011. The Cyclones have won three of the five meetings in Ames, including the last one in 1990 (81-72).
- Michigan has won the last two meetings in the series.
- Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg played Michigan once in his career, a 94-72 win by Michigan in Auburn Hills on Dec. 19, 1992. Hoiberg had 13 points and three boards in the loss to the “Fab Five.”
- One of Iowa State’s biggest wins in school history was against Michigan...the Cyclones defeated No. 2 seed Michigan in the second round of the 1986 NCAA Tournament, 72-69 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn.
- Legendary college basketball coach Johnny Orr is the all-time winningest coach at both Michigan and Iowa State...he was 209-113 at Michigan (1969-80) and 218-200 at Iowa State (1981-94).
- Iowa State’s leading scorer Jeff Grayer (2,502) and Michigan’s leading scorer Glen Rice (2,442) were teammates at Flint Northwestern.
Orr led Michigan to three NCAA Tournaments, including a national runner-up finish in 1976...he led the Cyclones to six NCAA Tournaments.
- Iowa State is 153-227 against current Big Ten schools.
- Iowa State has three players on its roster from Michigan: Sherron Dorsey-Walker (Detroit/Pershing), Percy Gibson (Detroit/Southeastern) and Monté Morris (Flint/Beecher). Assistant coach Cornell Mann is from Royal Oak Township, Mich., and was an assistant coach at Central Michigan (2001-03) and Western Michigan (2003-08).
- Morris played with Michigan’s Derrick Walton Jr. for the Michigan Mustangs AAU program.
Iowa State vs. Texas A&m-Corpus Christi Recap
- Iowa State had five players in double figures for the second-straight game and earned an 80-50 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
- DeAndre Kane (15), Dustin Hogue (13), Matt Thomas (13) and Georges Niang (12) were in double figures for the second time this season. Monté Morris (11) recorded his first career double-digit scoring game.
- Hogue had a great second half for the Cyclones, scoring 10 points and grabbing six boards and two steals in the period. Hogue’s energy early in the second half sparked a big run by the Cyclones that sealed the win. Hogue was 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-3 from behind the arc.
- The Cyclones connected on 11-of-25 threes, their second time in as many games this season with 10+ threes (15 vs. UNCW).
- Iowa State hit 17-of-26 shots in the second half to shoot a season-best 65.4 percent in the period.
- Kane and Morris combined for 13 rebounds in the game and are averaging 14.5 boards per game between them.
- Thomas led the Cyclones in minutes played (30) for the second game in a row.
- Morris was 5-of-5 from the free-throw line to remain perfect from the charity stripe this season (6-of-6).
Iowa State Team Quick Facts
- Iowa State is playing its 107th season and the fourth under head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg has led the Cyclones to the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons and is seeking to become the second coach in school history to earn three berths in a row (Tim Floyd, 1995-97). Hoiberg is 64-39 overall at Iowa State.
- Iowa State has been picked to finish fourth in the Big 12 by the league’s coaches. ISU was picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 in the previous two preseason polls. ISU finished third in 2012 and tied for fourth in 2013.
- Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has won 46 games in the last two seasons, the third-best two-year win total in school history: Larry Eustachy (57), 2000-2001; Tim Floyd (47), 1995-96; Fred Hoiberg (46), 2012-13.
- Hoiberg needs 23 wins this season to record the most by an Iowa State head coach in his first four seasons. Larry Eustachy had 84 wins in his first four seasons, while Tim Floyd recorded 81 wins.
- Iowa State posted its second back-to-back 10-win league season in school history: 2000 (14), 2001 (13); 2012 (12), 2013 (11).
- The Cyclones are expected to be led by preseason All-Big 12 pick Melvin Ejim, transfer DeAndre Kane and sophomore Georges Niang.
Iowa State Team Trends
- ISU defeated four of its last five ranked opponents in Hilton Coliseum and is 33-3 at home in the last three seasons.
- In the Fred Hoiberg era, the Cyclones have made 10 or more 3-pointers in a game 49 times.
- Iowa State is 11-1 under Hoiberg when scoring 90+ points.
- Monté Morris has hit the first six free throws of his career.
- Dustin Hogue is 3-for-3 from behind the arc in his career.
- ISU has outrebounded both of its opponents this season.
- The Cyclones have shot at least 50 percent from the field in three of the four halves they’ve played this season.
- Iowa State is entering a tough nonconference stretch beginning with the Michigan game.
- After Michigan, Iowa State travels to BYU on Wednesday. Following a tilt against UMKC (Nov. 25), Iowa State hosts Auburn (Dec. 2), plays a neutral site game against UNI (Dec. 7) and hosts Iowa (Dec. 13).
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