AMES, Iowa- Iowa State (8-5) plays host to USC Upstate (2-11) on Wednesday to begin the 2008 season. USC Upstate, formerly USC-Spartanburg, is in its first season of Division I. The Cyclones, winners of five of their last six games, are averaging 77.2 ppg in their last five games. ISU is coming off a 76-64 win over Albany behind two 20-point efforts from Wesley Johnson (20) and Jiri Hubalek (22).

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