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NCAA Game Summary - Iowa State vs. Boise State



(Wednesday, December 25th)

Final Score: (14) Iowa State 70, Boise State 66

Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - DeAndre Kane netted 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting to help No. 14 Iowa State claim the Diamond Head Classic title with a 70-66 win over Boise State from Stan Sheriff Center.

Kane, who entered the contest just 5-of-20 from behind the arc, drained 4-of-6 for the unbeaten Cyclones (11-0), who overcame an 11-point first half deficit. Melvin Ejim recorded a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Georges Niang and Dustin Hogue scored 16 and 13 points, respectively. Iowa State is off to its best start in program history.

Derrick Marks totaled 23 points for Boise State (10-3), which has lost three of five after starting the campaign with eight straight wins. Anthony Drmic added 16 points.

Boise State never trailed in the first half as the Cyclones, who entered the contest leading the nation with 19.6 assists per game, had just three in the opening 20 minutes.

Drmic's first 3-pointer at 6:57 made it 20-11. Drmic then stole the ball from Ejim and on the ensuing possession, Thomas Bropleh earned a trip to the stripe and knocked down two free throws for the Broncos' largest lead at 11 points.

ISU cut it to two late in the half on a Kane trey, but Marks came right back with a layup and Bropleh canned a long-distance shot to put Boise in front 34-27 at intermission.

The Broncos held their edge for the early portion of the second half, but Niang drained 3s on the front and back end of a 10-2 ISU run. Ejim's layup during the spurt gave the Cyclones their first lead, and Niang's corner trey extended the spread to 47-43.

Twice Boise State cut the deficit to just a point and Marks knotted the score at 60-60 before the final media timeout, but the Broncos never got over the hump.

Kane's pull-up 3 from the top of the key capped a brief 5-0 run before Boise State's Jeff Elorriaga got fouled shooting a corner trey and potted all three free throws.

Kane missed a layup next time down the floor, but Marks went isolation from the left wing on the decisive Boise State possession and missed a jumper. Ejim pulled down the rebound and sank a pair at the stripe to seal the outcome for the Cyclones.

Game Notes

Iowa State took down George Mason and Akron to earn the trip to the title game, while BSU beat Hawaii and South Carolina ... The Cyclones improved to 2-0 all-time on Christmas Day ... Ejim has scored in double figures in 13 straight games dating back to last season ... Kane was named the tournament's MVP.

12/25 23:26:37 ET

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3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
4th
BOS 77
CHA 80
 
4th
IND 85
CLE 76
 
4th
PHI 74
WAS 73
 
4th
BOS 77
CHA 80
 
3rd
TOR 50
GSW 89
 
3rd
DET 65
NYK 63
 
3rd
ATL 74
ORL 67
 
Half
HOU 53
BRK 57
 
Half
MEM 41
LAC 41
 
Half
NOP 54
MIA 54
 
Half
CHI 51
MIN 44
 
1st
DEN 1
UTA 7
 
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Final
QUIN 73
SIENA 63
 
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CORN 57
HARV 49
 
Final
CAN 72
FAIR 65
 
Final
IONA 79
MAN 75
 
Final
BRO 75
PENN 69
 
Final
YALE 81
PRIN 60
 
Final
MAR 69
PETE 67
 
2nd
CLMB 38
DART 40
 
2nd
AKR 40
OHIO 35
 
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3rd
NJD 2
BOS 2
 
3rd
NYI 1
CAL 0
 
3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
2nd Intermission
TAM 2
CHI 0
 
1st Intermission
DAL 0
COL 0
 
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