Scores

Final

Nebraska 74

(10-2, 0-1 Big 12)

Iowa State 89

(9-2, 2-0 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, January 10, 2004

    James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa

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    NEB 35 3974
    ISU 46 4389

    Iowa State 89, Nebraska 74

    AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Jake Sullivan matched his career high with seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points while Jackson Vroman added 15 points and 11 rebounds, leading Iowa State to an 89-74 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night.

    Iowa State (9-2, 2-0 Big 12) put up impressive numbers against a team that had been leading the conference in scoring defense (53.1) and field goal percentage defense (.345) and had not allowed more than 64 points in a game.

    The Cyclones had 46 points at halftime and reached 64 with 10:26 left. They shot 55 percent from 3-point range (11-for-20) and 51.7 percent overall.

    Nebraska (10-2, 0-1) kept pace with Iowa State for about 30 minutes, but could not stay with the Cyclones down the stretch. Nate Johnson led the Cornhuskers with 23 points and Jake Muhleisen added 16, including four 3-pointers.

    Sullivan was 6-for-8 on 3-pointers in the first half and finished 7-for-11. Freshman Curtis Stinson added 15 points and six assists for Iowa State, Jared Homan scored 10 and Damion Staple gave the Cyclones a big lift off the bench after Homan got into foul trouble. Staple scored 10 points on perfect shooting -- 3-for-3 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line.

    Sullivan hit four straight 3-pointers as Iowa State outscored Nebraska 21-6 in the final 5:35 of the first half to open a 46-35 lead. Stinson capped the flurry with a pull-up jumper from 35 feet at the buzzer.

    Muhleisen had eight points in a 14-1 run that pulled the Cornhuskers into a tie at 49 with 15:57 left. Iowa State answered with a 7-1 burst that Sullivan finished with a 3 and the Cyclones led the rest of the way.

    Will Blalock's 3-pointer ended a 9-0 run that made it 71-59 and Iowa State put it out of reach with its best sequence of the night. Vroman blocked Muhleisen's 3-point shot from the right side and tipped the ball to Stinson, who fed Blalock for a double-pump layup that he turned into a three-point play, making it 79-63 with 4:56 left.

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