Nov 19, 2017; Conway, SC, USA; Iowa State Cyclones players pose with the Puerto Rico Tip-Off trophy after defeating the Boise State Broncos 75-64 at HTC Center. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
The Iowa State men’s hoops team did not get off to a strong start to the week, but the end of it makes that easier to forget. The Cyclones clinched the Puerto Rico Tip-Off title on Sunday with a 75-64 win over Boise State.
Iowa State was led by Donovan Jackson‘s 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field and 4-of-9 from 3-point range. Jackson’s 76 points in the three games in South Carolina was a new tournament record.
Lindell Wigginton added 14 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-15 shooting while Nick Weiler-Babb played well again as the point guard scoring 10 points, dishing 11 assists and grabbing seven rebounds in 39 minutes.
Iowa State, which led 39-21 at halftime, shot 47.6 percent from the field, 27.8 percent with five makes from behind the arc and 76.9 percent from the charity stripe.
Boise State shot 40.3 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from 3-point range. The Broncos were led by 20 points from Chris Sengfelder.
Iowa State will take on Western Illinois next Saturday at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more from South Carolina.