Iowa State advances to Puerto Rico Tip-Off Finals with win over Tulsa

Iowa State will play Boise State for the championship of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. central time. The Cyclones advanced to the finals with an 80-78 win over Tulsa Friday night in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Cyclones were led by 24 points from Donovan Jackson and 20 points Nick Weiler-Babb. Weiler-Babb also added 14 rebounds and eight assists while playing every minute for Steve Prohm‘s squad.

Jakolby Long came off the bench to score 17 points, including 15 in the first half on 4-of-5 shooting from behind-the-arc. Lindell Wigginton contributed eight points and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers.

The Golden Hurricanes were led by 25 points from Rutgers transfer Junior Etou and 23 points from DaQuan Jeffries.

Iowa State shot 44.3 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from 3-point range with 12 makes and 70 percent from the free throw line. Tulsa hit 50 percent of its shot from the floor and knocked down eight 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting.

The Broncos advanced to the finals with an 82-64 win over Illinois State earlier in the day on Friday. Sunday’s game will be broadcasted on ESPN2.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic tonight for more from South Carolina.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.