Scores

Final

North Dakota St 71

(5-10, 2-3 Summit)

Iowa State 73

(11-4, 9-1 home)

    4:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010

    James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa

    1 2 T
    NDSU 35 3671
    ISU 42 3173

    Top Performers

    North Dakota State: J. Vaughan 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iowa State: C. Boozer 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iowa St. 73, N. Dakota St. 71

    Associated Press

    AMES, Iowa -- Charles Boozer scored a career-high 19 points, Craig Brackins contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds and Iowa State pulled out an uninspired 73-71 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday.

    Iowa State (11-4) survived numerous defensive breakdowns and Brackins' 6-of-20 shooting to escape in its final tuneup for Wednesday night's Big 12 opener against No. 2 Texas.

    The Cyclones trailed by six in the first half, and they were down three midway through the second half and before finally nailing down the win with late 3-pointers by Lucca Staiger and Boozer. But they weren't sure of winning until North Dakota State's Michael Tveidt missed a closely guarded 3-point shot just before the buzzer.

    Josh Vaughan led North Dakota State (5-10) with 22 points and found numerous open looks on the perimeter while going 6 of 11 from 3-point range. Eric Carlson scored 17 for the Bison, who have lost six of seven.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NDSU
    ISU
    Points 71 73
    FG Made-Attempted 29-74 (.392) 26-63 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-7 (.857) 12-21 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 10

    2009-10 Season

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