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Basketball

Cyclones 5-0 and heading to Chicago

The Iowa State men’s basketball team is now 5-0 heading into this weekend’s Chicago Invitational. Iowa State dismantled Tennessee State on Tuesday night by a final of 84-53, after the Cyclones outscored the Tigers 44-27 in the second half.

Important Numbers

– Marquis Gilstrap led Iowa State with 18 points and 10 rebounds tonight. That’s all in only 23 minutes of playing time, while going 7-for-9 from the field.

– Diante Garrett played another night of solid basketball. Iowa State’s junior point guard scored 11 points while going 5-of-7 from the field. Garrett also dished out seven assists. Garrett committed only one turnover in the game.

– Scott Christopherson scored in double-figures for the fifth straight time. Christopherson’s 10 points made him the only Cyclone the roster to be in double-figures every game this season.

– Chris Colvin continued to show a world of potential on Tuesday night but he also turned the ball over way too much. The freshman point guard committed six turnovers against Tennessee State compared to his one assist. Colvin scored six points in the win.

Chris’ Take

This thing went down exactly how I anticipated it go (my score prediction was 87-56). Iowa State did what they had to do to secure the comfortable win and then gave the big dogs some rest. Not one Cyclone played more than 25 minutes of basketball in anticipation for the St. Louis game on Friday and hopefully a date with Notre Dame on Saturday.

Another solid outing by Diante Garrett. This young man is approaching the game of basketball from a totally different angle this season.

Other Chicago Invite Scores from Tuesday Night

Notre Dame 80, Kennesaw St. 62 Northwestern 69, Liberty 53 St. Louis 75, Mississippi Valley State 39

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