Iowa State held off a late rally by Minnesota and gained a 64-53 opening round win in the N-C-A-A Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina today. Cyclone coach Wayne Morgan talked about the win on his Cyclone Network post-game show. He says it was a team effort with eveyone contributing to the win, even the guys on the bench. Morgan says their hustle on both ends of the floor led to the victory, “We gave a very, very good effort. And I thought our defense was good to hold a team of their caliber to 33-percent from the field is pretty good and 21-percent from the three, that’s pretty good.”Curtis Stinson led the Cyclones with 18 points, while Jared Homan and Rahshon Clark each had 14 points. Homan also had 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots, and Morgan says Homan opened some eyes across the country with his play. Morgan says he thinks Homan has been one of the premiere post players in the country and now the rest of the country got a chance to see that. Iowa State is 19-11 overall on the season. The Cyclones face the winner of the North Carolina/Oakland game on Sunday.
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