NCAAB Game Recap - Northern Illinois at Iowa State
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBap
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Nov 12, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Northern Illinois (0-2)

34

18

52

Iowa State (2-1)

31

39

70

Bolton scores 17, Iowa State overwhelms NIU 70-52
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:40 PM

AMES, Iowa (AP) On a night when Iowa State couldn't buy a basket from beyond the arc, the Cyclones leaned on their second-half defense to avoid an early home upset.

Rasir Bolton scored 17 points, Solomon Young added 15 and Iowa State rallied from an early double-digit deficit to overwhelm Northern Illinois 70-52 on Tuesday.

Michael Jacobson scored nine points with 12 rebounds for the Cyclones (2-1), who went on a 26-6 run to open the second half and scored 55 of the game's final 81 points.

"It was a great test of our basketball character in the second half," Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. "Really good testament to these guys."

The Cyclones, thanks to a cavalcade of missed 3s and rebounds, fell behind by as much as 26-15 in the first half. Iowa State cut it to 34-31 by halftime in part by feeding Young in the post, and it took its first lead on a 3-point play by Bolton that put the Cyclones ahead 38-36.

Tyrese Haliburton then tossed an alley-oop to George Conditt that made it a 46-40 game and woke up the crowd. Haliburton capped a stretch of 13 straight points with a layup that pushed Iowa State's lead to 17.

The Cyclones held the Huskies to 18.6% shooting after halftime.

"Our energy. Our sense of urgency," Bolton said about the difference between the first and second halves. "We decided to lock in on defense and try and get transition layups and dunks, and I think that really boosted our energy level and our confidence."

The Cyclones won despite shooting a ghastly 3 of 25 on 3s. They entered play shooting 35.7% from 3-point range.

Eugene German had 24 points to lead NIU - though he needed 27 shots to get there.

THE BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: This game was a microcosm of what could be the Cyclones' season. The first half was Iowa State at its worst, as the Cyclones played leaky defense and took quick shots. The second half was Iowa State near its best, with much tighter defense and a better focus on working the ball inside the paint.

Northern Illinois: German, who has averaged at least 20 points a game in each of his last two seasons, is going to be a problem in the MAC this winter.

THE NUMBERS

Haliburton had a quiet night by his standards, scoring just four points with six assists and three steals. ... Conditt has proven to be a consistent shot-blocking presence, swatting four away in just 13 minutes. ... Freshman Caleb Grill was a bright spot off the bench for the second home game in a row. He was 3-of-3 shooting, hit both of his 3s and finished with eight points. ... Senior Prentiss Nixon had a rough game, shooting 0 of 3 and scoring just one point.

HE SAID IT

"He provides a huge presence around the basket that - all great teams in the half court, defensively, have a shot-blocker at the rim, because he can just make up for so many mistakes," Prohm said about Conditt. "He's been really good the last couple of games."

UP NEXT

Iowa State hosts Southern Miss on Nov. 19

Northern Illinois hosts Coppin State on Friday.

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Leaders

Northern Illinois PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Z. Mateen 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Scott 0 0 0 4 1 0
Iowa State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Boothe 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Steyer 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

NIU IaSt
Points For 52 70
Field Goals 18/60-30% 26/60-43%
Three Pointers 7/24-29% 3/25-12%
Free Throws 9/16-56% 15/22-68%
Offensive Rebounds 19 9
Defensive Rebounds 28 27
Rebounds 51 37
Blocks 2 8
Steals 5 10
Turnovers 20 9
Personal Fouls 19 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - IaSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 NIU 52 @ IaSt 70 C. Johnson 1 P. Nixon 1

Game Information

Stadium: James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa
Attendance: 13,762
Game Time: