Iowa State got off to a strong start, going up 8-0 in the first 4+ minutes. The
Hornets counterpunched with a 12-4 run to tie the game about halfway through the first half.

The game went back and forth for a while until Brockington started a mini-run by scoring 4 points along with a Jazz Kunc 3 ball, the only one of the game for Iowa State. ISU led 27-23 at the half.

The Cyclones got a good lead going in the second half going up by as many as 14, but had a rough stretch and allowed ASU to go on a 16-5 run to make the score 56-53 ISU. Almost 3 minutes passed in the game without any points scored, but Tyrese Hunter caught fire and scored 9 points in the final 96 seconds, including a dashing steal-and-dunk-and-one that sent Hilton into a frenzy and iced the game. Iowa State escaped a rough shooting night with a 68-60 victory.

ISU shot 5% from 3-point range and 37% from the field, the highlight being Izaiah Brockington’s 53% shooting leading to 23 points. He also gathered 13 rebounds and is now averaging a 17-10 double-double on the season. Hunter had 19 points and 6 assists and, like Gabe Kalescheur (8 pts), had some solid shots from mid-range. Jazz Kunc had tremendous hustle all game that earned him the lone ISU 3-pointer, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block.

For the Hornets, Isaiah Range had a 15-10 double-double and Jordan O’Neal shot 71%, scoring 12 points and blocking 3 shots. Trace Young and Gerald Liddell lead the charge on the ASU 2nd-half run.

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