Iowa State beats Florida Gulf Coast 83-72

Iowa State beats Florida Gulf Coast 83-72
December 4, 2012, 9:59 pm
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Florida Gulf Coast guard Sherwood Brown (25) drives to the basket ahead of Iowa State guard Will Clyburn, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


AMES, Iowa (AP) Point guard Korie Lucious scored a season-high 17 points, Tyrus McGee added 16 off the bench and Iowa State beat Florida Gulf Coast 83-72 on Tuesday night.

Melvin Ejim chipped in with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones (6-2), who've won two in a row ahead of Friday's showdown in Iowa City with the rival Hawkeyes.

Iowa State pushed a slim halftime lead to 62-46 early in the second half and went on a late 15-4 run to put the Eagles out of reach.

Chase Fieler had a game-high 18 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast (6-4), which had won two in a row.