Iowa State erased a 10 point deficit to edge Nebraska 78-74 in Big 12 play as the Cyclones snapped a six game losing skid. Cyclone coach Greg McDermott says the rally was sparked by the bench. Mc Dermott says they did it without Craig Brackins and Dionte Garrett on the floor and the bench was a big factor in their ability to win the game.
Iowa State trailed 41-34 at the half but picked up the defensive intensity in the second half. McDermott says he was disappointed with the first half defensive effort as they were slow to get to the shooters and traps. Craig Brackins led the Cyclones with 21 points and ten rebounds.
Scott Christopherson added 17 points as ISU claimed its third conference win. Chritsopherson says it feels good to get back on the winning track and they hope to carry the momentum through the last three games and into the tournament.
The Cyclones even their overall record at 14-14.