Field Level Media
Dec 18, 2022
Caleb Grill scored 14 points and Gabe Kalscheur and Tre King each added 11 to help Iowa State post a 73-57 win over visiting Western Michigan on Sunday in Ames, Iowa.
Jaren Holmes and Robert Jones added 10 points apiece for the Cyclones (9-2), who did not trail in the game while winning for the fourth time in five outings.
King made 5 of 6 shots from the floor in his Cyclones' debut. He sat out last season after transferring from Eastern Kentucky.
Western Michigan's Lamar Norman Jr. made six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points and Tray Maddox Jr. had 13 for the Broncos (3-8), who lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Iowa State shot 63.3 percent (31 of 49) from the floor and dominated in the paint, where it outscored Western Michigan 44-8.
The Cyclones held a 14-point halftime edge. Iowa State held at least a 13-point lead the rest of the way.
Kalscheur scored nine points and the Cyclones led by as many as 19 while building a 37-23 halftime lead.
Kalscheur scored five points during Iowa State's 14-0 run that built a 17-3 advantage with 11:32 to go.
The Cyclones held Western Michigan scoreless for nearly seven minutes and limited the Broncos to 31 percent (8 of 26) first-half shooting. Western Michigan did make 6 of 14 attempts from behind the arc.
Iowa State shot 62 percent (16 of 26) during the first half and did much of its damage in the paint, from where it outscored Western Michigan 26-4.
The Cyclones, whose five first-half turnovers resulted in no Western Michigan points, scored 13 points off 9 Broncos turnovers.
It was the teams' first-ever meeting.
--Field Level Media