Big Win on Senior Night

The Iowa State Cyclones pulled off a big 85-78 win over the Missouri Tigers on Senior Night in Ames, Iowa. It was fitting that on Senior Night, John Neal had his best game of the season as the senior guard out of Winterset, Iowa had 14 points for the Cyclones.

The Iowa State Cyclones pulled off a big 85-78 win over the Missouri Tigers on Senior Night in Ames, Iowa. It was fitting that on Senior Night, John Neal had his best game of the season as the senior guard out of Winterset, Iowa had 14 points for the Cyclones.

 

Iowa State attempted a school record of 32 3-pointers in the win. Iowa State made 11 of them.

The win puts Iowa State at 16-12 overall with a Big 12 conference record of 6-9 with one game left Saturday at Colorado. The loss put Missouri at 11-15 and 4-11 in the Big 12.

 

The story of the game for the Cyclones was the spread out scoring throughout the game. Six Cyclones ended the game in double figures. Junior guard, Will Blalock led the Cyclones scoring attack with 20 points. Blalock also chipped in with six rebounds and five assists. Curtis Stinson, who leads Iowa State in scoring on the season averaging 19.4 points per game, was held scoreless at halftime. Stinson ended up with 13 points in the second half and also had eight assists in the game.

 

Iowa State went on a 7-0 run to end the first half with a 35-29 lead after being down for a good portion of the half.

 

Iowa State hit seven 3-pointers in the second half to pull off the 85-78 win in the last home game of the season for the Cyclones. The intensity picked up later in the second half as a double technical foul was called on Missouri's Kalen Grimes and Iowa State's Curtis Stinson. There was an altercation between the two at half court after Grimes committed a foul down low. The double-technical call fouled Grimes out of the game and the Cyclones cruised from there.

 

 


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