Shortly before tip off we got news that Cameron Lard wouldn’t start today’s game. Things only got worse from there, Tennessee ran Iowa State out of Hilton Coliseum by a score of 68-45. This output was the lowest amount of points Iowa State has scored in Ames since 1959.
There wasn’t a single positive to take from that game, but there was a wide array of negatives. The Cyclones went an abysmal 7-17 from the free throw line, shot just 33.3% from the field and 23.5% in three point land.
Donovan Jackson was the Cyclones leading scorer with 13 points, however he was the only Iowa State player to hit double figures. Wigginton played one of the worst games of his college career, finishing with just 9 points. Lindell also took 7 free throws but only connected on one. Solomon Young had a solid day with 9 points. Zoran Talley Jr. had 8 points off of the bench. Cam Lard had 9 rebounds but only 6 points. Nick Weiler-Babb was held scoreless.
The Volunteer’s two leading scorers came off of the bench. Lamonte Turner had 20 and James Daniel III scored 16 points.
The defensive performance wasn’t great, but it was much better than what the Cyclones did on offense. Tennessee only shot 38.7 from the field but they did connect on 12 of thejr 30 three pointers.
What’s next for the Cyclones? Iowa State hosts West Virginia on Wednesday at 6:00.