You can read last weeks analytics report here.
Last Week’s Notable Iowa State Game News:
Nov. 27th: Iowa State (3-1): 76 vs. Michigan (4-0): 83
The Cyclones were matched up with the Michigan Wolverines in their first round game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. You can read our full recap of the tough loss here. Tyrese Haliburton was able to put together one of the best games of his young career as a Cyclone. He racked up 25 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and four steals. The sophomore PG, was not surprisingly very efficient shooting 44% from the field, and only committing two turnovers. Ultimately, they were not able to find much offensive production outside of their point guard.
Nov. 28th: Iowa State (3-2): 104 vs. Alabama (2-3): 89
Iowa State was able to get back on track in their second game in the Bahamas against the Tide. You can find the full game recap here. After a tough game shooting the three against Michigan–ISU rebounded and knocked down 51.7% of their shots behind the arc. Halliburton put together another great offensive performance, and Rasir Bolton led the team in three point makes, with five on seven total attempts, while playing only 25 minutes.
Nov. 29th: Iowa State (4-2): 76 vs. #13 Seton Hall (5-2): 84
Steve Prohm’s Cyclones closed out Battle 4 Atlantis play, Friday night against the 13th ranked Seton Hall Pirates. You can read the full recap here. Iowa State found the same offensive production from the trio of guards that they did all tournament, Tyrese Halliburton, Prentiss Nixon, and Rasir Bolton–combining for 44 points on the game. Ultimately, the loss came from their lack of defense down the stretch. Seton Hall forward Sandro Mamukelashvili, was able to hit big shot after big shot leading to the loss for the Cyclones.
Notable Iowa State Team Stats:
- Currently 39th ranked team in the country on KenPom *(compared to 45th last week)
- 22nd in adjusted offensive efficiency (109.6) *(compared to 35th last week)
- 72nd in adjusted defensive efficiency (94.0) *(compared 54th last week)
Notable Iowa State Individual Stats:
- George Conditt fell out of the top 10 in BLK% (21.8—> 17.4)
- George Conditt is 7th in the country in 2 point FG% (81.1)
- Tyrese Haliburton fell to 11th in the country in AST% (41.2) *6th last week
- Tyrese Haliburton fell to 2nd in the country in APG (8.9) *1st last week
- Tyrese Haliburton is tied for 7th in the country in SPG (3.0)
Player by Player Efficiency:
Tyrese Haliburton—> 19.9 USG%/29.2 PER (15.5/26.5)
Solomon Young—> 23.8 USG%/20.1 PER (26.8/24.8)
Rasir Bolton—> 24.9 USG%/18.5 PER (24.6/14.8)
Michael Jacobson—> 17.3 USG%/PER 14.3 (20.1/17.4)
Prentiss Nixon—> 20.7 USG%/11.6 PER (18.4/10.1)
George Conditt—> 20.7 USG%/32.5 PER (21.4/33.8)
Zion Griffin—> 21.9 USG%/17.0 PER (21.8/22.2)
Caleb Grill—> 11.7 USG%/17.5 PER (14.8/28.8)
Tre Jackson—> 14.3 USG%/9.1 PER
There was a lot of change this week across the board for multiple players for the Cyclones. Tyrese Haliburton took on more of a scoring role this week with his USG% increasing from 15.5 to 19.9. Rasir Bolton and Prentiss Nixon bot had vastly more efficient weeks, in which they averaged 17.3 and 14.6 PPG respectively. Lastly, Michael Jacobson continues to struggle with his PER decreasing each of the last three weeks.
Previewing Week 5 for Iowa State:
Dec. 4th: Iowa State (4-3) vs. UMKC (5-4)
Iowa State kicks off the week with a seven o’clock matchup, Wednesday, in Hilton Coliseum against UMKC from the WAC. UMKC is currently ranked as the 249th overall team on KenPom, so it will be a good breather for the Cyclones after a tough Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The Kangaroos from Missouri are 272nd in offensive efficiency, and 198th in defensive. Iowa State will look to slow down senior big man, Javon White who is UMKC leading scorer–averaging 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds a game.
Dec. 8th: Iowa State (4-3) vs. Seton Hall (6-2)
The Cyclones close out the “week” with a rematch against a VERY talented Seton Hall team. The Pirates are ranked as the 17th team in the country, on KenPom. Their two losses have came right down to the wire against #3 Michigan State (76-73) and #11 Oregon (71-69). Similarly to Iowa State, Seton Hall is an offensive team–ranking 12th in the country in offensive efficiency, and only 36th defensively.
Seton Hall is led by one of the best players in the country Myles Powell who is averaging the 8th most points in the country (23.4). More importantly the Cyclones will look to slow down the Pirate’s second leading scorer Sandro Mamukelashvili, who torched ISU late in their last matchup.