Morris scores 20, No. 21 Iowa State tops Indiana State 73-71

Iowa State guard Deonte Burton (30) goes up for a dunk in front of Indiana State forward Matt Van Scyoc (30), right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the AdvoCare Invitational tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Monte Morris scored 20 points and No. 21 Iowa State took the lead for good in the final minute before holding off Indiana State 73-71 in the opening game of the AdvoCare Invitational at Disney World on Thursday.

Joe Thomas shrugged off a poor shooting performance to put the Cyclones ahead with a 3-pointer with 54 seconds remaining. Nazareth Mitrou-Long made one of two free throws with 7.6 seconds left, and Indiana State's hope for an upset ended when Brenton Scott's 3-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer.

Iowa State (4-0) advanced to the tournament semifinals, despite going 5 for 15 from the foul line over the final 10 minutes. The Cyclones trailed for most of the first half before using an 11-0 run to wipe out a nine-point deficit.

Scott led Indiana State (2-2) with 20 points on 7 of 18 shooting, a pair of long 3-pointers that gave the Sycamores leads in the closing minutes.

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