Nov 21, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT
After beating a Michigan team that at the time was ranked in the Top 10 on Sunday afternoon, many wondered if No. 21 Iowa State would be able to follow that performance with a win at BYU. The Marriott Center has been one of the toughest environments for visiting teams to win in, especially one that essentially plays seven players as the Cyclones do.
Two players (Melvin Ejim and Dustin Hogue) fouled out and a third (DeAndre Kane; flagrant two) was ejected in the late stages of Wednesday night’s game, but Fred Hoiberg’s team found a way to leave Provo with the 90-88 victory. Ejim and Kane finished the game with 21 points apiece, and the contributions of sophomore Georges Niang shouldn’t be overlooked either.
Niang finished the game with 19 points and eight assists, and on multiple occasions he was the one who would make the critical play for the Cyclones in the second half. Ejim receives his fair share of attention but Niang’s a player to be reckoned with as well, and Wednesday’s performance was the latest example of this.
Tyler Haws (20 points) and Matt Carlino (19) led four Cougars in double figures, but Iowa State made the high-scoring tandem work for their opportunities in the second half. After combining to shoot 11-for-21 in the first half Haws and Carlino shot a combined 4-for-18 in the second half, with Haws making just one of those attempts. Haws had a chance to give BYU the lead with just over eight seconds remaining, but his jump shot was blocked by the seldom-used Daniel Edozie.
Within a four-day stretch Iowa State picked up two wins that will not only help them now, when it comes to national attention, but also down the line when the discussion shifts to NCAA tournament bids and seeding. Iowa State went into a hostile environment, lost three of their most important players down the stretch and still found a way to win. And that’s without a doubt something the Cyclones can build on as they move closer to the start of Big 12 play.
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Jul 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
The rematch of five-star wings Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram lived up to the hype on Saturday night while Kobi Simmons and Deng Adel also had strong days.
Jul 13, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT
The 6-foot-3 Mitchell has had a good start to his live period with three new offers.
Jul 12, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT
With an eye towards helping his team contend in the Pac-12, Delon Wright’s working hard to improve his perimeter shot this summer.
Jul 12, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT
With Nebraska’s first big man off the bench in 2013-14 suffering a torn ACL, Hammond’s thoughts of possibly redshirting may change.
Jul 12, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT
Simon also doesn’t want Arizona coaches at his games this summer. Why?
Jul 12, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
The five-star forward remains a priority recruit for ten programs despite going down with the injury on Thursday.
Jul 12, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT
The Class of 2016′s No. 1 prospect, Detroit wing Josh Jackson, is transferring to California for his next high school season.
Jul 12, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
Chase Jeter was initially cut from the USA Basketball U18 team, but he was placed back on the team after a teammate had to drop out and he’s used the experience to motivate him this summer.
Jul 12, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Alabama guard Retin Obasohan had surgery on his left ankle, but should be back before the season.
Jul 12, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT
Minnesota landed a point guard commitment from Virginia native Kevin Dorsey.
Jul 12, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
Five-star big man Chase Jeter was the major story on Friday at Day 2 of the adidas Unrivaled Camp in Chicago as the Las Vegas big man went to work.
Jul 11, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT
Brandon Ingram has played at a higher level to open the July live evaluation period.
Jul 11, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT
The final Division I coaching vacancy has been filled…officially.
Jul 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
When big men love playing defense and setting screens, that’s when you know you want them on your team.
Jul 11, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
The graduate transfer will miss anywhere from 12 to 16 weeks.
Jul 11, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT
Notre Dame has its first commitment in the 2015 class, and Ryan’s an important acquisition for a program that will lose Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton after next season.
Jul 11, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
We discussed some of the nation’s top prospects with the coaches that are scouting them.
Jul 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
Thomas Bryant and Ted Kapita, who will be teammates at Huntington Prep next season, were a handful due to their activity and willingness to work hard on both ends of the floor.
Jul 11, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
The adidas Unrivaled camp tipped off in Chicago on Thursday and a lot of talented players were in the building.
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