Iowa scored the first seven points of the second half of play and that turned out to be the difference as the 17th ranked Hawkeyes downed the Cyclones 70-63 in their 58th meeting in Iowa City. In his first game against his former team Adam Haluska came up big for the Hawkeyes with 20-points and though it was close nearly the entire game Iowa never trailed. Haluska says he just has to relax and take care of the ball and he’s been able to do that.Much has been made about Haluska going up against Iowa State but the Carroll native says it was not a big concern for him. He says the media put a lot into it, but he says he wasn’t concerned as many of the Cyclones he had never even met. Haluska says he came out early and work on the shots he’s going to take. The Cyclones appeared in trouble with just under eight minutes to go when Curtis Stinson fouled out with ISU down ten but Will Blalock and Jared Homan ignited a comeback that would see them close to within 61-60 in the waning moments. Coach Wayne Morgan says it was a hard-fought game, and his team didn’t make any three-pointers and made too many mistakes. Homan had a big game and finished with a career high 25-points and 11 rebounds.The Cyclones fall to 4-2 on the season.
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