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Iowa State Men rout Eastern Illinois

Iowa State Men rout Eastern Illinois

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (10-2, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Eastern Illinois (6-6, 0-0 OVC), 101-53 in men’s basketball action Friday night in Hilton Coliseum.

ISU enters Big 12 play with 10 wins for the second time in the Steve Prohm era thanks to Marial Shayok’s game-high 23 points. Talen Horton-Tucker dished out a career-high eight assists, and Michael Jacobson was 7-of-9 from the floor en route to 15 points.

Iowa State played with its full lineup for the first time this season and it showed. The Cyclones went 10-deep in the first half, with seven players denting the scoring column.

Lindell Wigginton, who scored 15 points, saw his first action since the season-opener and Solomon Young, who had three points and four boards, played for the first time this season. Both players were out with injuries.

Iowa State shot 57.4 percent from the field and committed a season-low five turnovers in the win. The Cyclones also tied their season high in scoring with 101 (101 vs. Southern).

How It Happened
Iowa State jumped out to a 20-9 lead with 13:42 left in the first half after Jacobson scored three-straight buckets. Jacobson had eight points in the first seven minutes of the game.

Jacobson gave the Cyclones their largest lead of the opening period at 46-23 with a trey from the top of the key with 4:12 remaining. Both Jacobson and Shayok were in double figures at the break with 11 points each, as the Cyclones led at intermission, 49-29.

The Cyclone lead ballooned to 37 points (70-33) when Tyrese Haliburton scored on a put-back to cap off a 19-0 run, the longest run of the season for Iowa State. Shayok opened the second half with 10 of ISU’s first 16 points.

Iowa State began emptying its bench with under nine minutes left with a comfortable 42-point lead.

Players of Note
Marial Shayok led the Cyclones in scoring for the eighth time this season, pouring in 23 points, his sixth 20-point outing of the season. Shayok was 8-of-13 from the field, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and perfect at the charity stripe (4-4 FT).

Talen Horton-Tucker scored eight points, but did his part in other areas. The rookie dished out a career-high eight assists and tied his career best with three swats. He also grabbed five boards.

Up Next
Iowa State begins Big 12 Conference play at Oklahoma State on Jan. 2. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.

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