MAUI, Hawaii – Arizona came back from 10 points down to edge past Iowa State 71-66 Monday in the quarterfinals of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The loss at the Lahaina Civic Center was the first of ISU’s season and drops the Cyclones to 3-1 on the season, while Arizona improved to 4-0.
Iowa State was led by Marial Shayok, who posted his first career double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Talen Horton-Tucker and Michael Jacobson had 16 points each, while Nick Weiler-Babb finished with 13 points.
How It Happened
Arizona rolled out to an early advantage, but the Cyclones were able to scrap their way back into the contest, with Nick Weiler-Babb’s fast-break slam bringing the ISU traveling support alive to move ahead 20-18. Talen Horton-Tucker was aggressive with his play, going on a personal 5-0 run to up the Cyclone lead to 27-21.
The rock of Iowa State’s first half performance was Marial Shayok, with the Canadian almost posting a double-double in the first 20 minutes of 13 points and eight rebounds. Shayok scored ISU’s last nine points of the first half to give ISU a 36-27 halftime advantage. Michael Jacobson also just missed a first half double-double with nine points and seven rebounds.
Both teams came out firing to start the second period, with Arizona cutting the ISU lead to three before Horton-Tucker threw down an impressive baseline jam to get the Cyclone crowd back into it at 45-40. The two teams traded buckets, but ISU pulled ahead by 10 via a Jacobson bucket and a 3-pointer by Nick Weiler-Babb to make it 54-44 Cyclones.
Justin Coleman’s scooping lay-in completed a 12-2 UA run to tie it back up at 56-56 with five minutes to go. Coleman hit a 3-pointer to give the Wildcats their first lead since halfway through the first half at 63-60. ISU knotted it back up at the charity stripe via Weiler-Babb and Horton-Tucker at 63-63 heading into the final minute. Arizona went ahead via six-straight points at the line. Jacobson got three back the old-fashioned way, but it was too little too late for the Cyclones.
Players of Note
Marial Shayok notched his first career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. 13 of his 19 points came in the first half.
Talen Horton-Tucker also had a strong first half as 10 of his 16 points came in the first 20 minutes. He also grabbed a career-best seven rebounds.
Michael Jacobson has been in double figures all four games this season, as he finished Monday with 16 points.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Iowa State has hit a 3-pointer in 371-straight games.
*Michael Jacobson and Marial Shayok have scored in double figures in all four games this season.
*Shayok also got his first career double-double. His 14 rebounds were the most by a Cyclone this season.
*Talen Horton-Tucker has scored in double figures in three-straight games.
Iowa State will play Illinois on Tuesday. The game will begin at 4 p.m. Central Time.