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Cyclones drop 6th straight

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AMES, Iowa - Missouri shot 57.4 percent from the field en route to an 82-68 victory over Iowa State Saturday night in Hilton Coliseum. The 82 points the Cyclones gave up tied a season high. With the loss, the Cyclones fall to 12-11 overall and 1-7 in league play.

"Today we just weren't good enough," ISU head coach Greg McDermott said. "Missouri was much better today and that is about as simply as I can put it."

A fast start by the Tigers got the visiting team off to a 13-4 lead with just under 15 minutes remaining in the opening period. MU was 6-of-7 from the field to begin the game, including a 3-of-3 effort from DeMarre Carroll.

The Cyclones responded with an 11-6 run to keep it close. Jamie Vanderbeken came off the bench to hit two baskets in the run to help close the gap to 19-15 with 11:10 left before intermission.

Vanderbeken cut the lead to 31-29 with his second trey of the first half, but MU rattled off six-straight points to go up 37-29 with 1:38 left in the first period. The Tigers went into the break with a 37-31 lead.

Both teams shot 50 percent or above in the opening period.

Missouri increased its lead to 10 points at the beginning of the second period before ISU slashed it back down to a 48-42 game with 14:47 left in the game. Craig Brackins scored six of ISU's first seven points of the second half.

However, the Tigers kept answering ISU, mainly behind the play of Carroll. Carroll tallied nine points in the first six minutes of the second period, including back-to-back baskets to make it a 53-42 MU lead with 13:59 left in the game.

The lead quickly grew to 17 points when Marcus Denmon made a desperation trey with the shot clock running down and Leo Lyons scored on a putback to make it a 61-44 Tiger lead with 11:27 left.

ISU managed to cut the lead down to nine points (61-52) with a pair of treys from Bryan Petersen and Charles Boozer, but Kim English hit his fourth trey of the game to stop the Cyclone momentum and give the Tigers a 64-52 lead with 8:27 left.

The lead never got lower than 10 points the rest of the way.

Brackins paced ISU with 16 points and seven rebounds and Diante Garrett tallied his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 assists. It was Garrett's fourth double-digit assist game of the year.

Carroll tallied 30 points to pace the Tigers.

ISU plays host to Colorado on Wednesday night in a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.

A fast start by the Tigers got the visiting team off to a 13-4 lead with just under 15 minutes remaining in the opening period. MU was 6-of-7 from the field to begin the game, including a 3-of-3 effort from DeMarre Carroll.

The Cyclones responded with an 11-6 run to keep it close. Jamie Vanderbeken came off the bench to hit two baskets in the run to help close the gap to 19-15 with 11:10 left before intermission.

Vanderbeken cut the lead to 31-29 with his second trey of the first half, but MU rattled off six-straight points to go up 37-29 with 1:38 left in the first period. The Tigers went into the break with a 37-31 lead.

Both teams shot 50 percent or above in the opening period.

Missouri increased its lead to 10 points at the beginning of the second period before ISU slashed it back down to a 48-42 game with 14:47 left in the game. Craig Brackins scored six of ISU's first seven points of the second half.

However, the Tigers kept answering ISU, mainly behind the play of Carroll. Carroll tallied nine points in the first six minutes of the second period, including back-to-back baskets to make it a 53-42 MU lead with 13:59 left in the game.

The lead quickly grew to 17 points when Marcus Denmon made a desperation trey with the shot clock running down and Leo Lyons scored on a putback to make it a 61-44 Tiger lead with 11:27 left.

ISU managed to cut the lead down to nine points (61-52) with a pair of treys from Bryan Petersen and Charles Boozer, but Kim English hit his fourth trey of the game to stop the Cyclone momentum and give the Tigers a 64-52 lead with 8:27 left.

The lead never got lower than 10 points the rest of the way.

Brackins paced ISU with 16 points and seven rebounds and Diante Garrett tallied his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 assists. It was Garrett's fourth double-digit assist game of the year.

Carroll tallied 30 points to pace the Tigers.

ISU plays host to Colorado on Wednesday night in a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.

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