|Date of game: 12/19/2012
Recap: UMKC vs. Iowa State
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Tyrus McGee made six three-pointers off the bench en route to 20 points to lead the Iowa State Cyclones to a 76-61 win over the UMKC Kangaroos at Municipal Auditorium.
McGee also had a career-high five assists and has drained at least one three- pointer in every game this season for ISU (9-3). Chris Babb scored 12 points while Korie Lucious added 11 points and eight assists. Anthony Booker scored 11 points off the bench while Georges Niang grabbed a team-high eight boards.
Tyler Estan submitted a strong performance for the Kangaroos (4-7) with 17 points and four assists. Nate Rogers hit 4-of-7 from behind the arc and scored 13 points while Thomas Staton hit both of his three-point attempts for 12 points off the bench. Nelson Kirksey netted 11 points.
UMKC jumped out to an 8-2 lead before ISU took control midway through the first half. Iowa State led 30-29 at intermission despite allowing Tyler to net 13 first half points. The Cyclones controlled the glass in the opening 20 minutes, grabbing 17 rebounds while allowing UMKC just nine.
Iowa State trailed by four early in the second half when McGee started knocking down shots. Five of his six three-pointers came after halftime as the Cyclones pulled away late.
ISU recorded a season-high 24 assists has now scored at least 70 points in all 12 games this season.Game Notes