Iowa St. 83, Florida Gulf Coast 72

Point guard Korie Lucious scored a season-high 17 points, Tyrus

McGee added 16 off the bench and Iowa State beat Florida Gulf Coast

83-72 on Tuesday night.

Melvin Ejim chipped in with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the

Cyclones (6-2), who’ve won two in a row ahead of Friday’s showdown

in Iowa City with the rival Hawkeyes.

Iowa State pushed a slim halftime lead to 62-46 early in the

second half and went on a late 15-4 run to put the Eagles out of

reach.

Chase Fieler had a game-high 18 points to lead Florida Gulf

Coast (6-4), which had won two in a row.