DeAndre Kane had 16 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and No. 13 Iowa State blew past Northern Illinois 99-63 on Tuesday night for its 12th straight win. Melvin Ejim and Naz Long had 17 points each for the Cyclones (12-0), who rolled past the Huskies just hours after learning of the death of longtime former coach Johnny Orr. Orr spent 29 years as a Division I coach, with current Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg among his many star players.
Orr won a school-record 218 games at Iowa State from 1980-94. Dontel Highsmith had 19 points for Northern Illinois, (5-6), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.