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Iowa State wins Puerto Rico Tip-Off behind 26 points from Donovan Jackson

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.

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.