Boxscore
Iowa St. 77, Connecticut 64
Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:20 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Michael Reed, M Green, Bob Staffen
Attendance - 22131

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Connecticut 32 32 64
Iowa St. 42 35 77

Recap



Iowa State 77, Connecticut 64: Chris Allen scored 20 points as the Cyclones prevailed in the South Regional of the NCAA tournament in Louisville.: Chris Allen scored 20 points as the eighth-seeded Cyclones prevailed in the South Regional of the NCAA tournament in Louisville.
 
The victory sends Iowa State (23-10) into the round of 32 on Saturday against No. 1-seed Kentucky. Royce White added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cyclones.
 
Connecticut (20-14), the defending national champion, trailed 36-14 in the first half but rallied to within 58-52 on Ryan Boatright’s 3-pointer with 8:26 remaining. Iowa State responded with a 7-0 run, building a 65-52 lead on Melvin Ejim’s two free throws with 2:53 to go.
 
The Cyclones used a 16-0 run to build a 22-point first-half lead. Allen and Scott Christopherson each hit two 3-pointers during the run, and Anthony Booker’s jumper with 7:53 left in the half gave Iowa State a 36-14 advantage.
 
Christopherson added 15 points for Iowa State.
 
Shabazz Napier led the Huskies with 22 points.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Connecticut became the first defending national champion to lose in the first round since Princeton upset UCLA 43-41 in 1996. … The Huskies shot just 37.5 percent from the field. … Iowa State finished 19 for 21 from the free-throw line.

Connecticut Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andre Drummond 26:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 5 1 0 4 2
Jeremy Lamb 39:00 6-15 2-6 5-7 1 3 4 0 1 2 2 0 19
Shabazz Napier 39:00 6-13 3-5 7-11 1 1 2 6 4 1 1 0 22
Alex Oriakhi 23:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 2
Roscoe Smith 33:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 1 0 0 5
Ryan Boatright 26:00 4-14 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 9
Niels Giffey 7:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4
Tyler Olander 5:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
DeAndre Daniels 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-56 7-19 15-22 7 14 21 8 17 7 4 5 64
  37.5% 36.8% 68.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 4

Iowa St. Cyclones

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Allen 35:00 6-12 3-8 5-5 2 1 3 2 4 0 4 0 20
Chris Babb 31:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 1 6 7 3 3 1 1 0 2
Scott Christopherson 31:00 4-11 3-3 4-4 0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 15
Melvin Ejim 29:00 3-6 0-0 5-5 3 2 5 0 4 0 1 0 11
Royce White 38:00 6-9 0-0 3-4 1 12 13 2 2 0 1 1 15
Anthony Booker 11:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 3 2 5 0 1 1 2 2 6
Tyrus McGee 9:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2
Bubu Palo 16:00 2-3 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 200 26-54 6-16 19-20 11 29 40 10 15 2 11 4 77
  48.1% 37.5% 95.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 11
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