Cyclones run past Alcorn State, 78-58
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (7-2, 0-0 Big 12) won its seventh-consecutive game on Sunday with a 78-58 victory over Alcorn State (2-8, 0-0 SWAC) at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones out-scored the Braves 45-26 in the second half after holding a one-point halftime lead.
Senior Donovan Jackson set a new career high with seven made 3-pointers while pouring in a game-high 25 points. Freshman Lindell Wigginton followed with 16 points and five rebounds, while Cameron Lard put up 15 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.
How it Happened
The Braves got out to a blistering start on offense, making five of their first six shots, including 4-of-4 from 3-point territory to establish an early 14-5 lead just five minutes into the game. Iowa State responded with a 9-0 run in 56 seconds, including back-to-back triples by Jackson to tie the game at 14-14. There were seven lead changes from that point forward in a back-and-forth first half. Iowa State shot just 11-of-30 from the field and 4-of-14 from beyond the arc, but held a 33-32 lead at halftime thanks to a thunderous Lard dunk in transition just before time expired.
Jackson led Iowa State with nine first-half points, while Lard stuffed the stat sheet with seven points and six rebounds in 11 minutes of action.
The Cyclones broke the game open early in the second half, outscoring the Alcorn State 20-5 after the intermission. Iowa State knocked down four of its first six 3-point attempts during the stretch, with two each by Jackson and Wigginton to take a 53-37 lead with 13:47 to play.
Alcorn State would cut the lead to nine at 61-52 with just under six minutes to play, but Jackson and fellow senior Hans Brase canned back-to-back triples and the Cyclones put together an 11-1 run to put the game away late.
Players of Note
Donovan Jackson put up a game-high 25 points and set a new career high with seven made 3-pointers on 15 attempts. It was Jackson's fifth 20-point game of his career.
Freshman Cameron Lard put up his second double-double of the season with a career-high 15 points to go with 11 rebounds. Lard was 7-of-10 from the field in 19 minutes.
Iowa State takes on Northern Iowa on Saturday in Des Moines in this year's Hy-Vee Classic. The game will tip at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by MC22.
Courtesy Iowa State Athletics