No. 5 Iowa State holds off North Dakota St 84-64

Published Dec. 1, 2015 9:57 p.m. ET

AMES, Iowa (AP) Abdel Nader scored 21 points, Jameel McKay had 15 to go with a career-high 19 rebounds and fifth-ranked Iowa State beat North Dakota State 84-64 on Tuesday night

Monte Morris had 18 points and six assists for the Cyclones (6-0), who overcame a sluggish outing to post their fifth straight win by double digits.

The Bison made things tough on the Cyclones for about 30 minutes. But Iowa State's 13-2 run midway through the second half ensured its 30th straight non-conference win at home.

A.J. Jacobson and Paul Miller each had 17 points to lead North Dakota State (4-2).