Iowa St. 74, Alabama St. 47

Scott Christopherson and freshman Melvin Ejim each scored 15

points and Diante Garrett added 13, leading Iowa State to a 74-47

victory over Alabama State on Sunday.

Jake Anderson added 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for

the Cyclones, who built a 23-point lead in the first half and were

never threatened after that.

Iowa State (2-0) trailed 9-7, then promptly erased any hopes the

Hornets (0-2) had of staying close by scoring 29 of the next 33

points to take control.

The Cyclones had runs of 12-0 and 10-0 during that stretch and

limited Alabama State to one field goal over a 10-minute span.

Ahead 41-22 at halftime, Iowa State started the second half with an

11-2 burst and coasted from there.

Stephawn Brown led Alabama State with eight points.