AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Ja'Vance Coleman scored all of his 20 points
in the second half and Fresno State turned runs of 11-0 and 18-0
into an 84-77 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.
Fresno State (3-1) rebounded from a 16-point loss at Buffalo in
a big way to hand Iowa State (4-2) just its second loss in 24
nonconference home games under coach Wayne Morgan. The first was a
week ago, to Iona.
Coleman scored 11 straight Fresno State points -- three
3-pointers and a baseline drive -- to pull the Bulldogs into the
lead for the first time, 45-40 with 15:58 left.
Iowa State came back with an 11-0 run to go up 51-45, but Fresno
State answered, this time with 18 straight points. Coleman started
the burst with a 3-pointer and finished it with another 3, making
it 63-51 -- enough of a cushion for the Bulldogs to hold on.
Perimeter shooting carried the Bulldogs in their comeback. They
were 7-for-8 on 3-pointers at one point in the second half and
finished the half 7-for-10.
Coleman went 6-for-10 from the field, including 5-for-8 from
3-point range, after missing only his two shots in the first half.
Quinton Hosley led Fresno State with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Iowa State kept threatening down the stretch but never got
closer than four points. Clark's dunk on a follow shot cut the lead
to 81-77 with 20 seconds left, but Coleman made a free throw and
Donovan Morris sank two more to finish it off the Cyclones.
Fresno State got off to a shaky start, missing six of its first
seven shots and falling behind 11-2. Iowa State led 22-15 when
Dwight O'Neil went on a tear. He sliced through the defense for a
layup, stole the ball and dunked and hit a 3-pointer to lead a 9-2
run that tied it 24.
Though the Bulldogs never led in the opening half, it was a game
from then on.