No. 20 Iowa State pulls away to rout Lamar

Ames, IA ( – Bryce Dejean-Jones had 12 points, 10 rebounds
and eight assists and No. 20 Iowa State pulled away starting late in the first
half for a 96-59 win over Lamar on Tuesday.

Matt Thomas led the Cyclones (4-1) with 14 points and Georges Niang scored 13,
including seven during a big run at the end of the first half that pulled them
out of a three-point hole.

Iowa State bounced back from a loss to Maryland last Tuesday in the final of
the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and collected its 23rd consecutive win at home
against non-conference opponents.

LeMon Gregory scored 13 points to lead Lamar (2-5), which has lost five of its
last six.

Dejean-Jones had 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists in the first half
but the Cyclones shot just 40 percent from the field, making only four of
their 20 3-point attempts as they labored to take control.

Still, they held the Cardinals to 30 percent shooting and led 38-22 at the
break after ending the half on a 21-2 run.

The flurry came after Dontavious Sears’ 3-pointer gave Lamar a 20-17 lead with
8 1/2 minutes remaining.

The Cyclones shot 69 percent in the second half and led by as many as 38

Game Notes

It was the first-ever meeting between the teams … Iowa State is 8-0 all-time
against teams from the Southland Conference … The Cyclones will host No. 18
Arkansas on Thursday as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge … Lamar is off
until Dec. 13, when it will play Texas-Pan American on the road.