Iowa State 72, Portland State 64

Curtis Stinston scored 21 points and Rahshon Clark added 17 to lead Iowa State to a 72-64 win over Portland State on Wednesday night in the opening round of the American Family Insurance Cyclone Challenge.

Curtis Stinston scored 21 points and Rashon Clark added 17 to lead Iowa State to a 72-64 win over Portland State on Wednesday night in the opening round of the American Family Insurance Cyclone Challenge.

Portland State (1-2) got 19 points from Juma Kamara and 11 by Jake Schroeder.

Iowa State (2-0), which struggled against Portland State's zone in the first half, held a two-point halftime lead and opened the second half with a 10-1 run for a 43-32 lead.

The Cyclones extended their lead to 14 points before Portland State rallied back.

Schroeder hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 14-4 run that brought the Vikings within four points with about 9 minutes left.

The Vikings remained close until the final 2 minutes, but the Cyclones put the game away by making eight of nine free-throw attempts in the last 50 seconds.

Iowa State plays Howard at 8 p.m. Friday in the second round of the tournament.

Portland State and Iona play at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

 

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