AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Mike Taylor scored 22 points and dished out seven assists -- all in the first half -- to lead Iowa State past Division II Lake Superior State 90-61 Saturday night.
Iowa State is 6-0 for the second time in four years.
Taylor, who scored 25 of his 33 points in the second half of a 68-63 win at Minnesota on Tuesday, came out on fire. He opened the scoring with a long 3-pointer, followed a missed alley-oop by Rahshon Clark with a put-back and buried another 3 to help give Iowa State a 9-1 lead.
The Lakers responded with eight quick points to get as close as 13-12, but Taylor hit another 3-pointer and made two nice assists to push the Cyclones' lead to seven.
Lake Superior State edged back within five, only to watch Taylor drain three straight 3-pointers -- all from well beyond the arc -- to give Iowa State a 32-21 lead.
Taylor finally missed a 3-pointer late in the first half, breaking a string of nine straight made 3s, but by then his teammates had found their stride. Gray and Mark Currie followed a Johnson slam with 3-pointers as Iowa State closed the first half on a 14-2 run and led 53-35 by the break.
Ross Marsden's basket with eight minutes left pushed the Cyclones' lead to 78-48.