Iowa shocks #25 Iowa State 78-64 - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Iowa shocks #25 Iowa State 78-64

Posted: Updated:
  • KWWL.com LinksMore>>

  • Iowa Hawkeyes

    Hawkeyes

    The latest news and information on the University of Iowa Hawkeyes sports teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and more.More >>

 Iowa State spent the last 61 weeks in the Top 25.

After getting crushed by Iowa, the Cyclones' run as a ranked team is likely finished.

Peter Jok  scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes upset 25th-ranked Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game losing skid against its instate rival.

Freshman Isaiah Moss  had 14 points to help the Hawkeyes (5-5), who start three freshmen, beat a Power Five opponent for this first time this season.

"I felt like we had the potential to be better than we were playing," said Iowa coach Fran McCaffery, whose once-reeling team lost to Nebraska-Omaha 98-89 last weekend. "What we're able to do is grow and learn."

Iowa shot 59 percent in the first half, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range, and jumped ahead by as much as 46-29. The Cyclones (6-3) slowly chipped away at that deficit in the second half, but a 7-0 run by the Hawkeyes after Iowa State got to 60-53 finished them off.

"We were bad," Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. "We lost that game in the first half."

Matt Thomas scored 14 points to lead the Cyclones, who were just 8 of 30 from 3-point range. Ball movement was again an issue for Iowa State, which had just nine assists on 25 made baskets -- although it did miss about a dozen layups.

"We have to play a certain way. We have to play with great pace. We have to play with great spacing. We have to play with great ball movement. That's when we're really good," Prohm said.

Powered by Frankly