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Cyclones Swirl Past Panthers 76-65

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Wigginton had another big night!

ISU Athletics Communications

J3ff B3verly opened up tonight with a three pointer which shocked likely the entirety of Cyclone Nation. Solomon Young would follow that up with a quick jumper just 50 seconds later. However, following those buckets would be UNI scoring nine straight points.

It would be an understatement to say we didn’t struggle for the first half, connecting on only 32% of shots and going 3/12 from beyond the arc.

Luckily, the duo of Wigginton and Weiler-Babb kept us close, but still trailing 30-33.

On the opening Panther possession of the second half, Weiler-Babb got a quick steal which led to a Wigginton basket. Following the media timeout at the 15:57 mark, Young picked up a critical third foul which made him had to sit.

Cameron Lard took his place and had a quick steal and bucket to put the Cyclones up 43-42. Wigginton, as mentioned in the subtitle, would have start to heat up, at one point scoring seven points in a row for ISU. He capped off his run with a deep three as seen below to put Iowa State 56-50.

The Cyclones would keep the heat on by going on a 11-0 run, and a short while later Weiler-Babb would hit a deep Wellmark 3-Pointer.

At 3:06 remaining, UNI took another timeout, but as expected, Jeff Beverly wouldn’t cool down from his only other attempt and would bring ISU to a nice 69-56 lead.

Unfortunately, with 1:24 left, Donovan Jackson’s hot streak at the charity stripe ended at 17 straight makes.

All in all, this was a very good win for Iowa State Basketball, be sure to support the Cyclones at home on Wednesday when they take on Maryland Eastern Shore!