Final 2OT

Iowa State 81

(8-3, 3-0 away)

Northwestern St 77

(7-3, 3-1 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 22, 2005

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 OT 2OT T
    ISU 25 37 9 1081
    NWST 30 32 9 677

    Top Performers

    Iowa State: W. Blalock 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

    Northwestern State: J. Wallace 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iowa State 81, Northwestern St. 77 (2 OT)

    HONOLULU (AP) -- Iowa State, which was mistakenly awarded an extra point midway through the second half, beat Northwestern State 81-77 in double overtime on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Rainbow Classic.

    Curtis Stinson of Iowa State made one of two free throws with 10:26 left in regulation, but the official scorer awarded the Cyclones an extra point as if he made both shots.

    Neither team mentioned the mistake and the error was only brought to the referees' attention by the media covering the game at the University of Hawaii's Stan Sheriff Center. By that point it was too late to fix the score since the rules require corrections be made within two dead balls.

    The referees, the scorekeeper and both coaches met to discuss the issue during a break in the second half and the score was left as it was.

    Northwestern State coach Mike McConathy said the mistake was unfortunate, but he felt there was enough time left for his team to make up the one-point difference. He said mistakes on their part hurt them more.

    "We missed rebounds, had unforced turnovers. If we didn't do those, it would've been different," McConathy said.

    The Demons had 20 turnovers in the game and missed six of 17 free throws after halftime.

    Stinson and Will Blalock each had 22 points for Iowa State (8-3), which will play Colorado State for the title on Friday night.

    Tyronn Mitchell had 15 points for the Demons (7-3), while Jermaine Wallace and Clifton Lee each added 14.

    Tasheed Carr of Iowa State made two free throws with 1:18 remaining to break a 77-77 tie. Ross Marsden scored with 10 seconds left for the final margin.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 81 77
    FG Made-Attempted 31-69 (.449) 24-60 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-16 (1.000) 19-32 (.594)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 8

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