Cyclones place 5th in Hawaii
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Marial Shayok scored 21 points, Michael Jacobson added 19 and Iowa State blew out San Diego State 87-57 on Wednesday to win the Maui Invitational fifth-place game.
The Cyclones (5-1) lost to Arizona and drubbed Illinois to open the Maui Invitational, then jumped on the Aztecs early. Iowa State built a 14-point halftime lead and kept pushing to close out the tournament on a positive note.
The Cyclones raced out to a 46-32 lead and never looked back. The offense picked up right where it left off against the Illini, as ISU connected on 9 of 19 first half three-point attempts.
The Cyclones were active on the defensive end as well, holding the Aztecs to 9 of 27 shooting from the field before intermission.
ISU out-rebounded San Diego State, 41-27. The Aztecs made only 18 of 51 tries from the field overall.
All nine Cyclones that were dressed scored in the contest. Eric Steyer even rattled home a three-pointer from the top of the key for his first career points as a Cyclone. He added two rebounds and two assists in the winning effort.
Shayok was 8-for-12 from the floor, including a 4-for-6 mark from distance.
Jacobson was 5 of 9 from the field and a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line. He finished just shy of a double-double, collecting eight rebounds, which included five on the offensive end.
Terrence Lewis was the third Cyclone into double figures. He finished with 16 points.
San Diego State (3-2) was blown out by top-ranked Duke in its opener and bounced back with a win over Xavier in the second round.
The Aztecs were outscored 22-10 in the paint and outrebounded by 14 to finish Maui 1-2.
Matt Mitchell led San Diego State with 14 points.