Nov. 17, 2013
Site: Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum)
Score: Iowa State 77, #7 Michigan 70
Records: U-M (2-1), ISU (3-0)
Next U-M Event: Thursday, Nov. 21 -- vs. Long Beach State (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 6 p.m. AST (TV: ESPN2)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 7 AP/No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) was outscored 28-19 by Iowa State in the final 9:38 on the way to a 77-70 loss to the Cyclones on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 17) inside Hilton Coliseum.
Melvin Ejim, in his season debut coming off the bench, led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting and added nine rebounds for the Cyclones, who improved their record to 3-0 on the season.
After a back-and-forth first half that featured nine lead changes, Michigan took a 44-38 advantage with 17:38 remaining off a triple by sophomore Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]), the last points of a 10-3 Michigan run that opened the second half. Five minutes later, a Dustin Hogue dunk was followed by a Naz Long three-pointer, cutting U-M's lead to 53-50 with 12:07 left.
A 10-0 run by Iowa State late in the second half was what sunk Michigan. A jumper by Ejim brought the Cyclones within three points, and a DeAndre Kane three tied the game at 62 with 7:20 remaining. Hogue made a layup following a Michigan timeout, then Long hit another triple to put the Iowa State up 67-62 with 5:10 remaining in the contest.
The Wolverines could not mount a comeback in the final five minutes, missing six three-pointers as they attempted to trim Iowa State's lead. Stauskas finished with a team-high 20 points and six assists, while freshman Derrick Walton Jr. (Harper Woods, Mich./Chandler Park Academy) scored 13 and sophomore Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds in the loss.
Sophomore preseason All-American Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) made his season debut against the Cyclones, contributing nine points, six rebounds and four steals. He shot 4-for-7 in 22 minutes off the bench.
Hogue put up a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Long scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Cyclones, who had five double-digit scorers in the game.
Iowa State shot 29-of-61 (48 percent) from the field, while the Wolverines were held to 29-of-69 (42 percent) shooting. Michigan was just 8-of-29 (28 percent) from beyond the arc and made just four free throws, while Iowa State scored 13 points from the foul line.
U-M is headed to San Juan for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and will face Long Beach State this Thursday (Nov. 21) at 6 p.m. AST (5 p.m. EST). The game will be available on ESPN2.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423