Curtis Stinson scored 22 points to lead six Cyclones in double figures as Iowa State beat Colorado State 87-80 to capture the Rainbow Classic title Friday.
Curtis Stinson scored 22 points to lead six Cyclones in
double figures as Iowa State
State 87-80 to capture the
Rainbow Classic title Friday.
MVP Will Blalock added 11 points and eight assists for
Rahshon Clark and Jiri Hubalek each scored 15 points, Tasheed Carr added 12 and Ross Marsden 10 for the Cyclones.
Michael Harrison led Colorado State (9-2) with 25 points on 8-of-9
shooting from the field, Stephan Gilling added 14 and Andrew Patterson
leading scorer Jason Smith, averaging 17.2 points on the season, had 10 points,
all in the second half.
went on a 22-4 run to take a 25-9 lead eight minutes into the game, and Colorado State would get no closer than eight the rest of the
leading 43-31 at halftime, Iowa State built its lead to as much as 17
early in the second half.
Colorado State closed to within eight, 56-48, on back-to-back
baskets inside by Harrison with 11 minutes to
go. But Ram Corey Lewis was hit with a technical foul after being called for a
personal foul on the following possession, and the Cyclones made all four free
throws to go up 60-48.
Colorado State hit five 3-pointers
in the final three minutes of the game but could not get closer than six down
points scored by Iowa State was the most allowed this season by Colorado State. The Cyclones pressure defense had
seven steals in the first 10 minutes, and finished with 14 steals in the