U-N-I’s shooting woes proved costly last night in Ames. Averaging just 24-percent from three point range going into the game the Panthers made only six of 22 from behind the arc and Iowa State took advantage in a 68-61 victory. The Cyclones took the lead for good with a 12-0 run midway through the opening half.
I-S-U coach Wayne Morgan on his post game show on the Cyclone Network says it was a magnificent game between two good teams and they were fortunate to come out on top. The Cyclone’s pressure defense did not force many turnovers but Morgan felt it kept the Panthers off balance. He says the pressure made U-N-I hesitant and made them think about what they were doing. He says it also forced them to put up shots as the shot clock ran down, so he says it was helpful.
After a loss to Iona Morgan shuffled his starting lineup, inserting Tasheed Carr and Jiri Hubalek while Curtis Stinson came in off the bench. Stinson finished with 19-points to lead the Cyclones. Morgan says he just wanted to shake things up and give them a different look. Morgan says when all the players figure out what they’re doing, they’re going to be very good.
The Cyclones are 4-1 and host Fresno State on Saturday. The Panthers fall to 3-1 and return home Saturday night to play Loyola of Chicago.