NCAAB Game Recap - Iowa State at Alabama
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:37 PM EST

MD
76
Temp
69
F
Mich
73
UNC
64
F
Gonz
73
Oreg
72
F(OT)
Iowa
72
TxTch
61
F
SoMis
56
Seton
81
F
Pepp
91
Ariz
93
F
NCSU
78
Mem
83
F
TexAr
77
Elon
67
F
TexAM
51
Harv
62
F
TNSt
82
CAPoly
72
F
Prov
65
LongB
66
F
USC
54
Fairf
47
F
NFla
95
LongI
92
F
Wake
65
Charl
56
F
David
63
Marq
73
F
IaSt
104
Alab
89
F
UCF
67
Penn
68
F
Crei
52
SDSU
83
F

Nov 28, 2019, 6:37 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Iowa State (4-2)

51

53

104

Alabama (2-4)

36

53

89

Haliburton, Iowa State beat Alabama 104-89
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:54 PM

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Tyrese Haliburton had 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help Iowa State post a record scoring output for the Battle 4 Atlantis by beating Alabama 104-89 on Thursday.

Rasir Bolton added 22 points for the Cyclones (4-2), who shook free of their outside shooting struggles in this one.

Bolton, a Penn State transfer who was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, entered the game shooting just 2 of 20 from 3-point range to mirror those troubles.

But he made 5 of 7 on Thursday, while Iowa State made 15 of 29 shots from behind the arc in easily its best totals for made 3s and 3-point percentage this season.

John Petty Jr. had 34 points and six 3-pointers to lead Alabama (2-4), posting the No. 2 point total in the tournament's nine-year history.

Haliburton directed a 14-0 second-half run to turn away the best push from the Crimson Tide, who had cut a 17-point deficit to 61-55 with 14 1/2 minutes left.

The sophomore point guard started it with a 3 while being fouled by James Bolden, then holding up his hand to his year as though talking on the phone before hitting the ensuing free throw. Two plays later, he slipped a nifty pass in the opencourt to Bolton for a layup and ran back upcourt holding his hands to his eyes as though looking through binoculars.

On the next play, Bolton had buried his own whistle-drawing 3, which had Haliburton basically trotting downcourt after his backpedaling teammate to celebrate.

Bolton ended the run with a pair of free throws that pushed the margin to 20, with Iowa State finishing the game shooting 52% while putting five players in double figures.

BIG PICTURE

Alabama: The Crimson Tide just couldn't keep up with Iowa State shaking loose of its outside shooting funk and getting loose in transition. Alabama shot 51% after halftime but spent nearly all night playing catch-up.

Iowa State: The 3-point shooting was a welcome sign for coach Steve Prohm. Iowa State came in shooting just 26.6% from behind the arc, including a 5-for-21 showing in Wednesday's first-round loss to Michigan that sent the Cyclones to the losers' bracket.

UP NEXT

Alabama: The Crimson Tide will play in Friday's seventh-place game against the Seton Hall-Southern Miss loser.

Iowa State: The Cyclones will play in Friday's fifth-place game against the Seton Hall-Southern Miss winner.

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Leaders

Iowa State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Grill 0 0 0 0 1 0
T. Haliburton 23 0 9 11 0 1
Alabama PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Hawkins III 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Cottrell 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

IaSt Alab
Points For 104 89
Field Goals 36/69-52% 31/74-42%
Three Pointers 15/29-52% 12/26-46%
Free Throws 17/24-71% 15/18-83%
Offensive Rebounds 9 18
Defensive Rebounds 26 26
Rebounds 39 44
Blocks 8 3
Steals 5 8
Turnovers 11 17
Personal Fouls 16 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 28 IaSt 104 @ Alab 89 Z. Griffin 2 B. Johnson 3

Game Information

Stadium: Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
Attendance: 1,299
Game Time: