First-Half Flurry Carries ISU Past Tigers

Struggling less than 48 hours after scoring its biggest win of the season over its in-state rival, Iowa State used a 27-6 run to pull away from Savannah State late in the first half Sunday and cruised to a 79-59 non-conference victory.

Jake Sullivan again led the Cyclones in scoring with 19 points, while both Adam Haluska and Jared Homan scored in double figures with 13 and 12, respectively. For the true freshman Haluska it was his seventh consecutive game with 10 or more points.

Larry Eustachy scored his 250th career victory as a head coach as ISU improved to 7-1 on the season. Eustachy is 91-46 during his tenure in Ames and 250-132 overall.

Eustachy's team fell behind by four points in the early going and pulled ahead 17-16 before starting its decisive run.

The Cyclones first used a 13-2 surge to pull ahead by 12 points, using a streak of nine straight missed shots from Savannah State, then added 12 unanswered points to go up 42-20 just before halftime. While its opponent suddenly went cold, ISU wrapped up the first half by hitting 9-of-11 shots from the field.

ISU outrebounded the Tigers 50-36, getting 15 of those from Jackson Vroman. The junior forward also added eight points on 4-of-8 shooting.

The Cyclones have a week off before hosting Drake next Sunday at 1 p.m.

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