Notebook: Taylor Grabs MVP Honors

Iowa State won the Cyclone Challenge on Sunday with a 56-54 win over Eastern Illinois. Get tidbits from the game right here in this notebook section.

  • Iowa State is now 24-2 all-time in the Cyclone Challenge since it's inception in the 1995-96 season. ISU's two losses were to San Jose State (2001) and Iona (2005).


  • ISU is now 2-0 vs. Eastern Illinois and 8-1 vs. Ohio Valley Conference teams.


  • ISU's opponents are averaging 23.0 points in the first half.


  • Rahshon Clark tallied his fourth double-digit rebounding performance of his career with 12 boards.


  • ISU had less turnovers (11) than assists (14) for the first time this season.


  • Michael Taylor has led ISU in scoring in all three games this season.


  • Michael Taylor was the MVP of the Cyclone Challenge. Wesley Johnson was also on the all-tournament team.


  • EIU out-rebounded Iowa State 34 to 32 on Sunday.


  • Iowa State only committed five fouls on Sunday.


  • Iowa State had nine points off of turnovers compared to EUI's three.

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