DEJEAN – JONES, NIANG power Cyclones past Arkansas ( espn.go.com )
IOWA STATE routs Arkansas in Top 20 showdown ( cyclones.com )
FINAL: No. 20 Iowa State 95, No. 18 Arkansas 77. Dejean-Jones (27) and Niang (26) lead Cyclones.
Iowa State routs Arkansas, 95-77, in top-20 showdown.
Hoiberg: The key was the start. That’s something we had been working on. We really wanted to go out and play 40 minutes of basketball.
Hoiberg: You have to have good guards and we feel we have one of the best in the country in terms of taking care of the ball in Monte Morris
Fred Hoiberg on Bryce Dejean-Jones, 8 of 8 shooting, 27 points: “That’s a pretty good line. I can’t believe he missed a free throw.”
Niang on win: This was huge for us. Coach was preaching that we needed to get our swagger back and that’s what we did tonight.
Niang: When theyre letting us play our game, we can play that game w anybody.I feel like we’re the best in the country when we play our game
BDJ on sold out Hilton: It was very exciting. I was told it was magical and that’s what it was tonight.
The man of the moment
Iowa State Coach Fred Hoiberg, a long-time NBA player, on Portis: “Portis is everything that he was advertised. … He’s the whole package.”
Arkansas has to fimd a better matchup for Georges Niang , he’s having his way. Such a benefit to have your forward able to make plays
If Georges Niang was a couple inches taller, he’d be such an unbelievable NBA prospect.
That’s correct. Iowa State shoots 64 percent from the field against No. 18 Arkansas, the second-best mark under Fred Hoiberg.
One of these is not like the other (under Hoiberg): 1) W. Carolina (65.3%) 2) Arkansas (64) 3) N.C. Central (63.6) 4) Alabama A&M (61.5)
Tonight’s 18-point win for Iowa State ties for the third-largest against a ranked team in program history.
Georges Niang and Bryce Dejean-Jones combined for 53 of Iowa State’s 95 points tonight. Went 17-of-20 from the field.
Fred Hoiberg teaching a master’s class in offensive spacing
2 teams that like to push the ball up the floor quickly, though Iowa State does it in a disciplined way. Arkansas is about chaos