Iowa State 85, Iowa 82
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[December 14, 2013]
AMES, Iowa — No. 16 Iowa State 85, No. 22 Iowa 82:
Sparked by Georges Niang
and Melvin Ejim, the Cyclones scored the last eight points of the game
in the final 1 1/2 minutes to stun the visiting Hawkeyes and remain
In a matchup of two of the nation's highest-scoring teams, Iowa
State (8-0) received 24 points from Niang — including the go-ahead
layup with 20 seconds left — while Ejim contributed 22 and seven
rebounds. Dustin Hogue posted 12 points and 16 boards, while Naz
Long chipped in with 13 points off the bench.
Aaron White set season highs with 25 points and 17 rebounds for Iowa
(10-2), which suffered its first regulation defeat. Roy Devyn Marble
added 19 points and Jarrod Uthoff had 12 off the bench, but Mike
Gesell missed two key free throws in the final minute and Zach
McCabe's attempt at a tying 3-pointer rimmed off in the waning
With the Cyclones trailing 82-77, Niang made a pair of free throws
and Ejim knocked down two of his own to slice the deficit to one
with 42 seconds left. Marble then missed the front end of a 1-and-1
before Niang converted a reverse layup to put Iowa State ahead.
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On Iowa's ensuing possession, Gesell took it strong to the
hoop and drew a foul, only to miss both free throws with 13
seconds to play. Two free throws by Hogue extended the advantage
to three, but McCabe capped his 0-for-7 performance with his
fourth missed 3-pointer and the Hawkeyes had two putback
attempts roll off the rim as they lost their sixth straight road
game against the Cyclones.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Niang scored 16 points in the first half — more
than the Cyclones' other four starters combined — but the
Hawkeyes still led 45-38 at intermission behind 13 points by
White and 10 by Marble. ... Iowa State is 8-0 for the first time
since 1996-97, when it won its first 10 games. ... The Cyclones
won despite suffering through a 23-for-36 performance at the
foul line and getting outrebounded 49-35.
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