Iowa St. 90, Rice 63

Chris Babb scored 26 points and Tyrus McGee added 17 as Iowa

State defeated Rice 90-63 in the South Padre Island Invitational on

Saturday night.

Chris Allen and Scott Christopherson scored 10 points each for

the Cyclones (5-1). Melvin Ejim had eight points and 11

rebounds.

Tamir Jackson scored 13 points and Lucas Kuipers 11 for the Owls

(4-2).

Allen’s 3-pointer with 13:30 remaining in the first half

commenced a 13-0 run that gave the Cyclones permanent control of

the game. McGee ended the surge with consecutive 3-pointers, the

second giving Iowa State a 26-16 lead.

The Cyclones led by 29 points in the second half.