Iowa St. 86, Drake 77

Junior Melvin Ejim notched his 11th career double-double with 21

points and 11 rebounds as Iowa State beat Drake 86-77 Saturday in a

contest marred by fouls.

Ejim returned to the starting lineup after one game off the

bench and responded with his fourth double-double of the season to

lead the Cyclones (8-3).

Drake (4-5) was down six with 3:13 left when Iowa State’s Will

Clyburn stole a pass under the Bulldogs basket for a decisive dunk

and three-point play.

Clyburn finished with 17 points and 10 boards.

Seth VanDeest had 18 points to lead the Bulldogs, who committed

four straight turnovers down the stretch and had 31 of the game’s

astounding 52 fouls.