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BIG FOUR BASKETBALL: Cyclones put 23-point surge on Minnesota St.

November 5, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

AMES - The Iowa State men's basketball team used a 23-0 run to break open a close game and defeat Minnesota State 90-57 in Sunday's exhibition at Hilton Coliseum.

Five players scored in double figures for the Cyclones, who open the regular season at home Friday night against Southern.

Tyrus McGee led Iowa State with 16 points, Korie Lucious poured in 15 points on five 3-pointers, and Melvin Ejim had a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds in the lopsided win.

Minnesota State battled to within 44-40 thanks to a 27-5 run spanning the last 4 minutes of the first half and the opening 4 minutes of the second half.

A three-point play for ISU's Percy Gibson started what would become the decisive run, and Lucious hit a pair of threes during the Cyclone surge. Iowa State scored 23 straight in a span of 5 minutes to take a 67-40 lead with 10:39 remaining.

Georges Niang contributed 14 points and Naz Long added 12 points and six assists, both off the bench, for Iowa State. Will Clyburn, a Marshalltown Community College and Utah transfer, tallied nine points in his first action in a Cyclone uniform.

Zach Monaghan led Minnesota State with 14 points and Assem Marei had 11 for the Mavericks.

Iowa 100, Quincy 54

IOWA CITY - The Iowa men's basketball team scored the game's first 22 points to leave the Division II Hawks behind, rolling to a 100-54 rout of Quincy University on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa turned 31 Quincy turnovers into 41 points, breaking free for a 48-19 halftime lead.

True freshman point guard Mike Gesell led the host Hawkeyes with 18 points, while Josh Oglesby and Eric May both added 15 points off the bench. Melsahn Basabe also chipped in 10 points off the bench for Iowa, which opens the regular season at home Friday night against Texas-Pan American.

Jordan Wilson paced Quincy with 11 points.

UNI 69, Northern St. 48

CEDAR FALLS - Northern Iowa used a 21-4 run to pull away for a 42-21 halftime lead, coasting to a 69-48 victory over Northern State in Sunday's exhibition men's basketball game at the McLeod Center.

Six different Panthers scored during the final 5:31 of the first half to double up the Wolves at the intermission.

Seth Tuttle shot 6-for-8 in leading Northern Iowa with 13 points. Jake Koch tallied 11 points, while Deon Mitchell had nine points and nine assists. The Panthers play host to Wartburg College in Saturday's regular season opener at noon in the McLeod Center.

Dustin Tetzlaff scored a game-high 15 points to pace Northern State.


UNI 82, Upper Iowa 54

CEDAR FALLS - Junior forward Jess McDowell scored a team-leading 15 points and the Northern Iowa women's basketball team handled Upper Iowa, 82-54, in Sunday's exhibition game at the McLeod Center.

McDowell, an AGWSR graduate, poured in three 3-pointers and also pulled down eight rebounds in just 19 minutes on the court for the Panthers.

Brittni Donaldson added 14 points, also making a trio of treys, while Jacqui Kalin had a double-double of 10 points and 10 assists in her return to action. Kalin is a sixth-year senior who was granted a second medical hardship after sustaining a knee injury last winter.

Sharnae Lamar chipped in 10 points off the bench, while Jen Keitel contributed six points and team-highs of 10 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Panthers, who open the regular season at home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Iowa 85, Quincy 51

IOWA CITY - Melissa Dixon poured in seven 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 28 points in leading the Iowa women's basketball team to an 86-51 victory over Quincy in exhibition play Sunday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Dixon shot 10-for-17 from the field, including 7-for-11 from 3-point land, and finished with 28 points in 27 minutes of action.

Samantha Logic stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals, while Morgan Johnson contributed 12 points and nine boards from the post.

The Hawkeyes led 38-20 at the half and started the second stanza on a 12-6 run to go in front 50-26.

Iowa kicks off the regular season with the Preseason WNIT, hosting Northern Illinois at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Iowa City.



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