[11:02 AM] #21 Iowa State v. Miami (FL)

Who will WIN this matchup?

#21 Iowa State Cyclones (4-0)

Miami (FL) Hurricanes (4-0)


Iowa State arrived in Florida averaging 112.2 points and with three wins by an average margin of 42.3 points per game. The high-scoring Cyclones were coming off a 130-point outburst in a win over The Citadel but never found their touch in Thursday’s 73-71 win over Indiana State.

Iowa State (4-0) shot a season-worst 34.2 percent from the floor against Indiana State. Even the Cyclones’ biggest shot of the game, a 3-pointer by Matt Thomas with 58 seconds to play, bounced off the rim and hit the backboard, before falling.

Miami (4-0) adjusted to the holiday tournament atmosphere much quicker than Iowa State and pulled away from Stanford for a quality 67-53 win Thursday. The Hurricanes were down 27-23 at halftime, but got going in the second half, behind junior guard Ja’Quan Newton.

Iowa State barely shot 50 percent from the foul line against Indiana State, hitting just 15 of 29 free throws. Even Morris, who was coming off a triple-double and scored 20 points, wasn’t able to get his teammates going. He had just one assist.

In contrast, Miami had good flow to its offense against Stanford. Newton finished with 20, and sophomore forward Anthony Lawrence scored all 18 of his points in the second half. The Hurricanes shot 62.5 percent from the floor in the second half.


StreakSmarts Pick: #21 Iowa State Cyclones

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick