Morris leads No. 20 Iowa St to 67-point win over The Citadel
AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State's Monte Morris notched the fifth triple-double in school history and No. 20 Iowa State throttled The Citadel 130-63 on Sunday, setting a program record for points in a game.
Morris had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and zero turnovers for Iowa State (3-0), which shot 60.5 percent from the floor. The Cyclones held the Bulldogs (2-2) - who entered play averaging a national-best 112.2 points a game - to just 22 in the first half.
Iowa State raced ahead 18-3 and pushed its lead to 32 after just 14 minutes. Iowa State cracked 100 with 11 minutes left, and coach Steve Prohm was able to pull Morris from the game with 7:46 left to a standing ovation.
Naz Mitrou-Long scored 26 points and Matt Thomas had 18 for the Cyclones, who are beating their opponents by an average of 42 points.
Quayson Williams had 15 for the Bulldogs.
Iowa State: The Cyclones looked a bit discombobulated at times offensively in a 73-55 win over Mount St. Mary's on Monday. But The Citadel's looser approach to defense allowed Iowa State to regain its rhythm in record-setting fashion. Seven different Cyclones had an assist in the first half, and Thomas drilled his first four 3s in a game that was never in doubt for a Top 25 team.
The Citadel: The Bulldogs ran into a team that plays like they do - as fast as possible - but has more talent. The Citadel was picked to finish last in the Southern Conference for a reason.
Iowa State plays Indiana State on Thursday in the opening round of the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Florida.
The Citadel plays at Arizona State on Wednesday.
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