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Iowa State Demolishes The Citadel

Monte Morris had a triple-double and the Cyclones broke the school record for points in a game.

NCAA Basketball: Citadel at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

History was made twice on Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum in Iowa State’s 130-63 victory against The Citadel. First, Monte Morris got 17 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds to become the first ISU player since Royce White to tally a triple-double. Second, the 130 points scored by the Cyclones broke a school record for most points in one game.

Altogether, eight different Iowa State players scored in double figures in this one. Joining Morris was Naz Mitrou-Long with a game-high 26 points, Matt Thomas (18), Merrill Holden (13), Darrell Bowie (13), Solomon Young (12), Nick Weiler-Babb (10) and Donovan Jackson (10).

The Cyclone offense was firing on all cylinders in this one. ISU finished with a 60.5% mark from the field, including 8/22 on 3-pointers. A stat head coach Steve Prohm will especially like is Iowa State had 31 assists to just 8 turnovers.

Meanwhile, Iowa State also played some inspired defense in this one. The Citadel was just 21/77 (27.3%) from the field and turned the ball over 17 times to the Cyclones.

The Citadel is admittedly not a high-caliber non-conference opponent, but it’s certainly a notable feat whenever you can score 130 points and score more than double the points of the opposing team.

Here are the highlights of today’s win, courtesy of

The win today pushed ISU’s record to 3-0 on the season. The next game for Iowa State is on Thursday against Indiana State. That game can be seen on ESPN2 and tips off at 11:30 a.m.