Gabe Kalscheur (22), guard for the Iowa State College Cyclones, makes a three-pointer towards North Carolina’s A&T in the course of the first half on the Hilton Coliseum, Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Ames, Iowa. Picture by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune
PORTLAND — Iowa’s keep within 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 time beyond regulation win over Villanova on the Moda Heart. Iowa State will now face No. 1 North Carolina on Friday at 4:30 pm Central Time.
Securing an Iowa State victory over Villanova required going again to his id.
The Cyclones pressured 18 turnovers and held Villanova to 40.4 p.c capturing from the ground as they prolonged their result in 16 factors early within the second half. Villanova did not go away because the Wildcats fought again to tie the sport late in regulation earlier than Iowa State outscored them 14-12 in time beyond regulation.
Iowa State was forward by 23 factors from Gabe Kalscheurwho got here off the bench to shoot 8-of-19 from the sphere and 5-of-15 from 3-point vary to associate with 4 rebounds and three assists earlier than being fouled in 35 minutes.
Kalscheur joined the double-digit rating 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 the underside with 16 turnovers within the afternoon.
North Carolina superior to the winners’ bracket on Friday with an 89-81 victory over Portland, which was performed till the ultimate whistle.
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