Iowa St. 78, N. Arizona 64
Jamie Vanderbeken scored a career-high 23 points as Iowa State
beat Northern Arizona 78-64 on Friday night, making Fred Hoiberg a
winner in his debut as the Cyclones’ coach.
Diante Garrett added 19 points for Iowa State (1-0), which led
by as many as 27 points in winning its 13th straight season
Vanderbeken and Garrett, two of just three returning players for
the Cyclones, combined for all of Iowa State’s 35 points in the
first half as the Cyclones jumped ahead by 15.
Iowa State pushed its lead to as much as 61-34 midway through
the second half on a layup by freshman Calvin Godfrey.
Cameron Jones scored 15 points and Shane Johannsen scored 14 for
Northern Arizona (0-1). The Lumberjacks, who were one of the
nation’s top shooting teams a year ago, shot just 3 of 13 from