Iowa State broke away from a 13 point halftime lead and rolled to an 80-50 victory over Texas A@M-Corpus Christi in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones scorched the nets for 65 percent shooting in the second half, including six of 12 from three point range.
“The big thing that they try to do is come out and control the tempo of the game, they were taking 25 to 30 seconds off the shot clock each time down and just really tried to get it in their favor,” Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said after the game. Hoiberg said his team didn’t panic and then got a spurt of offense.
He said the defense set the tone in the opening half by only giving up 24 points and then they came out in the second half and got the run led by Dustin
Hogue. Hogue finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. DeAndre Kane had another solid outing with 15 points and seven rebounds.
The Cyclones are 2-0 and host Michigan on Sunday.