Record Setting Performance

A dominant first half performance by the Cyclones was enough to withstand a somewhat shaky performance down the stretch and defeat Southeast Missouri State, 87-71, at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday.

Iowa State used a three-point barrage to snap a two-game losing skid and beat Southeast Missouri State, 87-71, at Hilton Coliseum in its final game before the holiday break. 

The Cyclones connected on a school-record 13 three-pointers, tying the record set against Butler in 1987.  ISU also used a quick start, leading 51-27 at halftime.  However, the Cyclones' struggles with full-court pressure that hurt them against Drake and down the stretch against Ohio State re-emerged when Southeast Missouri State slapped on a press in the second half and actually cut the ISU lead to 13 points after the final TV timeout. 

However, ISU's quick start, 35-24 edge on the glass, and season-high 22 assists were just too much to overcome.  It was the fifth time in six games ISU had out-rebounded its opponent by at least plus-7. 

ISU improved to 8-5 and is now idle until North Dakota State visits Ames on New Year's Eve at 1 p.m. 

Game Notes

- ISU is now 9-1 vs. Ohio Valley Conference schools.

- ISU tied the school-record for most three-pointers in a game with 13 (13 vs. Butler, 13-26 in a 78-76 loss on Dec. 28, 1987).

- Iowa State made a school-record 11 treys in the first half.

- Iowa State scored 50 points in a half for the second time this season (53-Lake Superior State).

- Wesley Johnson recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 rebounds...Johnson leads the Big 12 in double-doubles.

- Johnson has four double-doubles in his last six games.

- Johnson made a career-high three three-pointers...he is 8-for-14 from three-point range in his last four games (57.1 percent).

- Johnson posted a career-high 13 rebounds...he is averaging 10.2 rpg in his last six games.

- Brock Jacobson scored a career-high nine points on a career-high three 3-pointers.

-This marks the first time this season where ISU allowed an opponent to score over 70 points in a game in which they won...the Cyclones were 0-5 against teams that scored 70 or more points

- Corey McIntosh dished out a career-high eight assists.

- ISU recorded a season-high 22 assists

- Mike Taylor has made a three-pointer in nine consecutive games.

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