IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (1-2, 0-0 Big 12) fell to No. 3 Iowa (5-0, 0-0 Big 10) on the road, 105-77.
Junior Rasir Bolton filled up the stat sheet on Friday night. He finished with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists and nabbed three steals on the defensive end. Bolton also cashed in his 100th-career three pointer.
How It Happened
The Hawkeyes jumped out to an early 11-2 lead, but the Cyclones fired back. Iowa State went on an 11-4 run, bringing the score to 15-13 at the at the 14:53 mark, advantage Hawkeyes. During that stretch, the Cyclones went 5-5 from the field, with three buckets coming from Javan Johnson.
Out of the first media timeout, the Hawkeyes regained control, and stretched their lead back out to 10. Once again, the Cyclones answered. The Cardinal and Gold strung together a 17-2 run over a three-minute stretch, which was punctuated by a Tyler Harris-three, giving Iowa State its first lead of the game (32-29), and forcing an Iowa timeout.
At the intermission, Iowa regained the lead, and held a 52-41 advantage at the break. Offense was not hard to come by in the first half for either squad. ISU went 15-32 from the field and 6-8 from the charity stripe, while Iowa shot 18-34 from the field and went 13-14 on free throws in the first half.
Iowa State couldn’t find an answer for Iowa’s offense in the second half. In the end, it was Iowa over Iowa State, 105-77.
The Cyclones will turn around and host Kansas State on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. That game with the Wildcats will be televised on ESPNU.
Iowa State Notes
*Ninth consecutive game in double figures (dating back to 2019-20).
*Has at least five assists and two steals in each game this season.
*Made his 100th collegiate three-pointer.
*Has scored in double figures in all three games this season.
*Tied a career high with 20 points.
*Second consecutive game in double figures.
*First career start.
*Scored a career-high eight points.