Iowa State Hands Howard Second Straight Loss
Ames, IA, Nov. 25—Iowa State jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in defeating Howard University, 96-62 in the Cyclone Classic at Hilton Coliseum. The 25th ranked Cyclones reeled off a 37-10 run during a 10-minute span in the first half to take a 55-18 lead at intermission.
Iowa State (3-0) rode the scoring of Shawn Taggart’s 12 first half points and some torrid shooting (68 percent on 21 of 31 from the field) to dominate the Bison (0-2), who dropped their second game of the early season and 19th straight, dating back to last season.
The Cyclones played all 13 players on their roster as 11 different players scored, five in double figures led by Rashon Clark, who led all scorers with 18 and Taggart, who finished with 15.
Howard, which shot 28 percent from the field in the first half, fared better in the second half with 47 percent on 15 of 32. Darek “Skip” Mitchell and Darryl Hudson each finished with 13 while Louis Ford had another good all-around showing in defeat with 10 points and 4 assists in 23 minutes.
One of the bright spots for the Bison was free throw shooting where they made 15 of 17, including 11 of 12 in the second half.
Howard will try to get in the winners’ column when they close out the tournament against Portland State at 5:30 p.m.