Iowa State tops ranked rival

AMES, Iowa — Georges Niang scored 24, including the go-ahead basket with 18.8 seconds left, and 17th-ranked Iowa State rallied to beat No. 23 Iowa 85-82 on Friday.

Dustin Hogue had 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Cyclones (8-0), who prevailed in the first meeting between the Cyclones and Hawkeyes as ranked teams in 26 years.

Niang gave Iowa State an 83-82 lead on a reverse layup, and Iowa's Mike Gesell followed by missing two free throws. Hogue then buried two foul shots. Zach McCabe's attempt for a tying 3-pointer fell short for Iowa (10-2).

Aaron White had 25 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who led by as much as 10 late in the first half.

No. 16 Memphis 73, Ark.- Little Rock 59: Shaq Goodwin scored 17 and the Tigers (7-1) rallied from a double-digit deficit.

No. 21 Colo. 80, Elon 63: Spencer Dinwiddie scored 17 and the host Buffaloes (10-1) posted their 10th consecutive win.

Louisville: Point guard Chris Jones, the team's second-leading scorer, may miss the next two games because of a sprained wrist on his shooting hand.

N. Carolina: Former player Will Graves faces misdemeanor drug charges after police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia at a residence owned by coach Roy Williams in Chapel Hill. Graves was paying rent to stay at the home while working toward his degree and as a part-time video coordinator in the fall. Graves, who has a Feb. 3 court date, apologized in a statement: "Coach Williams has stood up for me on numerous occasions, and it causes me great turmoil to let him down in this way."

Iowa State tops ranked rival 12/13/13 [Last modified: Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:28am]


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