Iowa State survives overtime thriller vs. Villanova in Portland opener – CycloneFanatic.com

Iowa State University Cyclones guard Gabe Kalscheur (22) takes a 3 level shot in opposition to North Carolina A&T throughout the first half at Hilton Coliseum Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Ames, Iowa. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune

PORTLAND — Iowa State’s keep in the Pacific Northwest is off to a very good begin.

The Cyclones superior to the semifinals of the Phil Knight Invitational on Thursday with an 81-79 overtime win over Villanova on the Moda Center. Iowa State will now play no. 1 North Carolina on Friday at 4:30 pm central time.

Iowa State’s securing a win over Villanova required falling again into its id.

The Cyclones pressured 18 turnovers and held Villanova to 40.4 p.c capturing from the ground whereas pushing their result in as excessive as 16 factors early in the second half. Villanova didn’t go away although because the Wildcats battled again to tie the sport late in regulation earlier than Iowa State outscored them 14-12 in the overtime interval.

Iowa State was led by 23 factors Gabe Kalscheurwho got here off the bench to shoot 8-of-19 from the sphere and 5-of-15 from 3-point vary to go together with 4 rebounds and three assists earlier than fouling out in 35 minutes.

Kalscheur was joined in double-figure scoring by Osun Osunniyi (17 factors, 5 rebounds), Jaren Holmes (12 factors, 9 assists) and Robert Jones (10 factors, 5 rebounds).

The Cyclones shot 45 p.c from the sphere and 29 p.c from deep with 16 turnovers on the afternoon.

North Carolina superior into Friday’s winner’s bracket with an 89-81 win over Portland that was shut till the ultimate buzzer.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic all through the rest of your Thanksgiving for extra protection from Portland.

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Jared a local of Clarinda, Iowa, began because the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer till beginning on the ladies’s basketball beat previous to the 2014-15 season. Upon incomes his Bachelor’s diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was employed as the positioning’s full-time employees author, taking on as the first day-to-day reporter on soccer and males’s basketball. He was elevated to the place of managing editor in January 2020. He is an everyday contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes common visitor appearances on radio stations throughout the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny together with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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