Ross Marsden is the fifth freshman to start a season opener in the last four seasons:
2004 – Rahshon Clark
2002 – Adam Haluska
Curtis Stinson recorded his 19th 20+ scoring game of his career with 35 points.
ISU started the second half with 3-straight alley-oop dunks.
Anthony Davis got his second career start.
Shawn Taggart scored 16 points in his freshman debut – it ranks as the fifth-best freshman debut in ISU history.
1. 25 points, Ron Harris, 1980
2. 20 points, Curtis Stinson, 2003
3. 20 points, Jeff Grayer, 1984
4. 18 points, Gary Thompkins, 1984
5. 16 points, Shawn Taggart, 2005
Stinson scored a career-high 35 points, the third 30-point game of his career.
Will Blalock recorded 11 assists, his second double-digit game of his career.
Blalock tallied his first career double-double.
His 11 assists tie a career high.
ISU scored 100+ points for the first time since a 109-112 4-overtime loss at Missouri (1-13-01)
It is the first non-overtime game since a 100-80 win over Oklahoma (1-6-01)
Jiri Hubalek recorded a double-double in his first game (11 points, 10 rebounds)