AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Curtis Stinston scored 21 points and Rashon
Clark added 17 to lead Iowa State (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, Unranked AP) to a 72-64 win over Portland
State on Wednesday night in the opening round of the American
Family Insurance Cyclone Challenge.
Portland State (1-2) got 19 points from Juma Kamara and 11 by
Jake Schroeder.Iowa State (2-0), which struggled against Portland State's zone
in the first half, held a two-point halftime lead and opened the
second half with a 10-1 run for a 43-32 lead.The Cyclones extended their lead to 14 points before Portland
State rallied back.Schroeder hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 14-4 run that
brought the Vikings within four points with about 9 minutes left.The Vikings remained close until the final minutes, but the
Cyclones put the game away by making eight free throws in the last
50 seconds.Iowa State plays Howard at 8 p.m. Friday in the second round of
the tournament.Portland State and Iona play at 5:30 p.m. Friday.