Stat Geek Sheet: Missouri

After emerging from a brutal-stretch in conference play, it seems like eons against since the Cyclones posted that come-from-behind win at Missouri in Greg McDermott's Big 12 debut, doesn't it? The rematch is Tuesday night. Will Iowa State sweep the season series or will the Tigers extract revenge?

Cyclone-Tiger Quickie Facts

Missouri leads the all-time series against Iowa State at 139-83...ISU leads the series in games played in Ames at 57-43...ISU has won the last four meetings in the series and has won seven-straight games in Hilton Coliseum...ISU head coach Greg McDermott picked up his first Big 12 win and first league road win in the season-opening victory in Columbia, 66-65 (Jan. 6)...the Cyclones overcame a 16-point second-half deficit and won on a last-second tip-in by freshman Wesley Johnson...Dodie Dunson posted a career-high 19 points, including 16 in the second half, on his 20th birthday to aid the comeback...ISU junior guard Mike Taylor and Missouri junior guard Stefhon Hannah were backcourt teammates last season at Chipola JC in Florida...the pair helped Chipola record a 60-7 mark in their two seasons together...ISU assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger was an assistant at Chipola during the 2004-05 season, coaching both Hannah and Taylor...the Indians were 33-4 and advanced to the NJCAA national tournament that season (2004-05)...Oklahoma State star Mario Boggan was a sophomore on that team, while Taylor and Hannah were freshmen.

Cyclone Update

Iowa State ended its five-game losing streak by defeating Baylor, 71-58, Saturday evening in Hilton Coliseum...the Cyclones played well on both ends, shooting a Big 12-best 48.9 percent and holding Baylor to 33.9 percent from the fl oor...the Cyclones held Baylor sharphshooter Aaron Bruce scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting from the field...ISU broke open the game in the second half when it scored points on its first six possessions...Mike Taylor led ISU in scoring for the 13th time and notched his eighth 20-point game of the year with a team-high 21 points...Taylor also dished out a career-high eight assists in the victory...Taylor, who ranks eighth in the Big 12 in scoring at 16.6 ppg, has made a 3-pointer in 18-straight games, the second-longest streak in school history...Wesley Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed 10 boards to record his 11th double-double of the season, which ranks second in the Big 12 to Kevin Durant of Texas (13)...Johnson broke the ISU freshman record for double-doubles formerly held by Dean Uthoff (10, 1976-77)...Johnson is second in the Big 12 and second nationally among NCAA freshmen in rebounding (9.0 rpg), both behind Durant...Johnson has 197 boards on the season to rank fifth on ISU's freshman Jiri Hubalek tied a career-high with 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win...Hubalek was perfect from the fl oor (4-of-4 FG) and scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half, helping ISU shoot 61.1 percent from the fl oor (11-of-18 FG) after intermission...Rahshon Clark and seldom-used walk-on Chris Ceaser traded off shutting down Bruce...Ceaser played a career-high 14 minutes in the game and hit his first 3-pointer of his career in the fi rst half en route to a career-high three points...the Cyclones outrebounded the Bears, 34-30, the 12th time in the last 15 games where ISU owned the battle of the boards...ISU has been outrebounded just twice (Kansas, Colorado) in eight Big 12 games this season...ISU had a positive assist/turnover ratio for just the seventh time this season, tallying 17 assists to 16 turnovers...ISU is holding its opponents to 41.3 percent shooting in conference action, ranking third in the league...ISU has not allowed a Big 12 opponent to shoot above 46.0 percent from the field this season.

Mizzou Update

Missouri (13-8, 2-6) has won two of its last four games in conference play after beginning the season 0-4 in the Big 12...the Tigers are fresh off a 66-61 loss to Nebraska, Saturday in Columbia...Keon Lawrence led the Tigers with 18 points...MU will try to avenge a 66-65 loss to Iowa State earlier in the season...Anderson has installed his fullcourt pressing, defensive-minded scheme to perfection, as the Tigers are averaging a Big 12-best 11.1 steals per game, which ranks in the top-10 nationally...junior college transfer Stefhon Hannah has been Missouri's team leader all season...Hannah, who was teammates with ISU's Mike Taylor last season at Chipola JC in Florida, had 27 points in the Tigers' loss to Kansas State Wednesday in Manhattan...Hannah was 10-of-16 from the fl oor, including a 6-of-8 effort from 3-point range...Hannah leads the team in scoring at 15.4 ppg and is hitting 40 percent from beyond the arc, ranking seventh in the league...Hannah leads the conference in steals (2.8 spg) and ranks fourth in the league in assists (4.7 apg)...sophomore Matt Lawrence has emerged as a star for the Tigers after playing sparingly as a freshman last season...Lawrence, a native of St. Louis, Mo., is averaging 11.1 ppg and currently ranks third in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage at 45.8 percent (55-120 3FG)...junior forward Marshall Brown is having a successful season for MU, averaging 11.0 points...Brown, who had 19 points vs. ISU in the game in Columbia, is hitting 50 percent from the field...Brown has reached double figures in all but one Big 12 game, averaging 15.9 points vs. league competition...Kalen Grimes is MU's top post presence, leading the squad in rebounding (5.8) and blocks (1.1)...Missouri's fullcourt press has accumulated many turnovers against its opponents....the Tigers rank fi rst in the Big 12 in turnover margin at +5.1...Mike Anderson spent four seasons at UAB as the head coach prior to taking over at Missouri, compiling an 89-41 mark and leading them to three NCAA Tournament appearances...he was an assistant at Arkansas for 17 seasons for Nolan Richardson, appearing in two NCAA Championship games.

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