Fresno State (3-1) rebounded from a 16-point loss at Buffalo in a big way to hand Iowa State (4-2) just its second loss in 24 nonconference home games under coach Wayne Morgan. The first was a week ago, to Iona.
Coleman scored 11 straight Fresno State points - three 3-pointers and a baseline drive - to pull the Bulldogs into the lead for the first time, 45-40 with 15:58 left.
Iowa State came back with an 11-0 run to go up 51-45, but Fresno State answered, this time with 18 straight points. Coleman started the burst with a 3-pointer and finished it with another 3, making it 63-51 - enough of a cushion for the Bulldogs to hold on.
Perimeter shooting carried the Bulldogs in their comeback. They were 7-for-8 on 3-pointers at one point in the second half and finished the half 7-for-10.
Coleman went 6-for-10 from the field, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range, after missing only his two shots in the first half. Hosley Quinton led Fresno State with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Iowa State kept threatening down the stretch but never got closer than four points. Clark's dunk on a follow shot cut the lead to 81-77 with 20 seconds left, but Coleman made a free throw and Donovan Morris sank two more to finish it off the Cyclones.
Fresno State got off to a shaky start, missing six of its first seven shots and falling behind 11-2. Iowa State led 22-15 when Dwight O'Neil went on a tear. He sliced through the defense for a layup, stole the ball and dunked and hit a 3-pointer to lead a 9-2 run that tied it 24.
Though the Bulldogs never led in the opening half, it was a game from then on.
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