Ames, IA (Sports Network) - Will Clyburn led six Iowa State players in double
figures with 17 points on Tuesday, as the Cyclones used a huge second half to
take down the Yale Bulldogs, 80-70, at James H. Hilton Coliseum.
Tyrus McGee and Georges Niang each netted 14 points, while Chris Babb and
Melvin Ejim donated 11 points apiece for the Cyclones (10-3), who open Big 12
play with a road test against No. 6 Kansas on Jan. 9.
Ejim also added 12 rebounds, while Korie Lucious finished with 10 points and
five assists in the victory, Iowa State's fourth in a row.
Jeremiah Kreisberg led Yale (4-10) with 16 points and Javier Duren chipped in
12 points off the bench for the Bulldogs, who have lost their last three
Kreisberg's jumper just over five minutes into the second half gave Yale a
48-38 advantage, but the Cyclones answered with a 9-3 swing capped by
Clyburn's three-point play to pull within four.
After a Justin Sears dunk, Clyburn knocked down a pair of free throws and
Lucious followed with a jumper to knot the game, 55-55.
Duren then missed a pair at the charity stripe before McGee buried a triple to
give Iowa State the lead for good.
Yale kept it close and trailed by just three with five minutes left, but Ejim
scored the next four points before a three-point play from McGee made it 75-65
with just under four minutes to play.
Iowa State cruised from there, never allowing Yale to get closer than seven
the rest of the way.
Early on, Yale built a 35-23 advantage on an Austin Morgan trey with 2:45 left
in the first half before Iowa State scored the final four points of the half
to trim the deficit to eight heading into the break.
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