Jared Homan returned from injury for Iowa State last night and helped the Cyclones overcome a sluggish first half in a 91-82 win over Texas A@M.Homan finished with a career high 20-points, added ten rebounds and a career high seven blocked shots as the Cyclones remained unbeaten at home.Homan said on the post-game show on the Cyclone Network that they kind of had a hangover from the loss to Baylor in the first half. But he says they played better in the second half. He says the ankle loosened up early in the game and he forgot about it and played.Homan ended up playing 38-minutes which was more than he expected. He says it was the first time he’s been able to get up and down the floor like that. He says it felt great.Iowa State is now 12-4 overall, 3-2 in the Big-12. They host Kansas on Saturday.Iowa gave up a late run to Michigan in the opening half as the Wolverines took the lead for good in a 90-84 win over the Hawkeyes in Big Ten action in Ann Arbor. Pierre Pierce led Iowa with 23 points, Glen Worley chipped in with 18. Worley says they didn’t play very good defense.The Hawks host Penn State on Saturday and Worley says they need to have a better mindset on defense and need to fight a lot harder. Iowa is 3-3 in the Big Ten and 10-7 overall.Drake fell behind 15-2 at the outset but the Bulldogs rallied for a 62-57 overtime victory at Bradley, their first win in Peoria since 1993. The Bulldogs survived the rocky start and forced 28 Bradley turnovers. Drake coach Tom Davis says they kept them on the perimeter to shoot from the outside, and he says that let them stay in the game by rebounding. He says surviving the rocky start was the key to the win. Drake is 4-5 in the Valley, 8-9 overall.
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