For the second time in a week the Iowa State Cyclones have bounced backed from a loss in impressive fashion. Rashon Clark had a career high 26-points and the Cyclones led nearly the entire game in an 89-74 win at Drake. For the game the Cyclones canned 11 three pointers, including two late in the opening half from senior guard John Neal.
Neal said on the postgame show on the Cyclone Network that they came in hungry and really needed win and he says they approached it as a do or die win. It was the first two baskets of the season for the Winterset native. Neal says he’s supposed to come on the floor and play hard defensively and take a shot and shoot it if he has it.
It was a disappointing night for the Bulldogs and coach Tom Davis who opened the season by winning four of their first five games. Davis on his postgame show on KRNT in Des Moines says I-S-U put a lot into it, and his team didn’t handle that very well.
Davis said the Cyclones had an answer for everything the Bulldogs threw at them. He says they weren’t too bothered by pressure, they weren’t too bothered by anything. Davis says the Cyclones would settle down and take what the defense gave them. The Cyclones improve to 5-2. Drake falls to 4-2.