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Wigginton-less Cyclones pound Missouri 76-59

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State fans showed up to Hilton Coliseum on Friday night to the sight of star Lindell Wigginton in a cardinal-colored cast instead of a cardinal and gold jersey.

It was of somewhat small solace that the Cyclones played so well without their most talented player - whose timetable for a return to the court was described by coach Steve Prohm as a ''week-to-week thing.''

Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Nick Weiler-Babb had 16 with six assists and Iowa State throttled Missouri 76-59 in a matchup of old Big 12 rivals.

Michael Jacobson scored 15 points for the Cyclones (2-0), who avenged a blowout loss in Columbia from last season with a surprisingly complete performance orchestrated by Weiler-Babb.

''He's a high-level point guard. He's the most cerebral player on our team,'' Prohm said. ''He's a senior point guard and he played like it.''

Iowa State closed the first half on a 9-0 run and pushed its lead to 47-30 early in the second half. Missouri cut it to 10, but the undermanned Cyclones reeled off eight straight points to jump back on top 61-43. Weiler-Babb's scoop with 4:52 to go made it 70-49, a bucket that put the Tigers out of their misery.

Mark Smith scored 15 points to lead Missouri (1-1), which committed 25 turnovers. Kevin Puryear had 10 points, but he only took five shots.

''At one point, it seemed like it was one after another. We need to have better focus at protecting the ball,'' Puryear said.

Wigginton, a preseason All-Big 12 selection, showed up to Friday's game against Missouri with a cast on his left foot that was put on Thursday.

Prohm called the injury a strain, adding that Wigginton will spend a week in a cast, a week in a boot and then, hopefully, go through and aggressive rehabilitation to try and get back onto the floor as soon as possible.

Wigginton averaged 16.7 points a game last season and nearly declared for the NBA Draft before returning to school. Wigginton had 13 points in Iowa State's 79-53 win over Alabama State on Tuesday.

''I don't have a timeframe,'' Prohm said. ''To get him back the quickest, we needed to immobilize his foot right away.''

BIG PICTURE

Missouri: The Tigers had a staggering 15 turnovers in the first half - four more than they had in a 68-55 win over Central Arkansas in the opener - and committed 26 fouls. This loss might've been the truest sign yet of how much Missouri is going to miss the injured Jontay Porter this season.

Iowa State: With Wigginton out and Cameron Lard and Zoran Talley suspended until at least December, Iowa State's eight-man rotation currently has four true freshmen in it. It was a highly thought of class, to be sure, but being forced to play them all so soon certainly wasn't in coach Steve Prohm's master plan.

ON HALIBURTON

Haliburton, at 6-foot-5 and just 172 pounds, might be one of the skinniest players in America - and the release on his jumper is, shall we say, funky. But the kid plays like he's been in Ames for years, rounding his teammates up on stoppages of play like a senior and displaying a well-rounded skill set through two games. Haliburton had eight points, four steals and three rebounds in 40 minutes, and he didn't turn the ball over once. ''Tyrese just has that kind of `It' factor,'' Prohm said.

MIZZ-ERABLE

Missouri outrebounded the smaller Cyclones 35-26. But that was about all the Tigers did right. All those turnovers killed them, as Iowa State had 19 more points off of turnovers in a game it won by 17. ''I think it was more about us...we'll get it corrected,'' coach Cuonzo Martin said.

HE SAID IT

''He's the key to what they do,'' Martin said about Weiler-Babb. ''Wigginton can score the ball. But I just feel like he's the guy that can get guys where they need to get.''

UP NEXT

Missouri hosts Kennesaw State on Nov. 16

Iowa State hosts Texas Southern on Monday night.

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Key Players
J. Geist
N. Weiler-Babb
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
5.0 Pts. Per Game 5.0
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
26.7 Field Goal % 42.9
20.0 Three Point % 50.0
50.0 Free Throw % 100.0
  Defensive rebound by Nick Weiler-Babb 30.0
  Mark Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot 32.0
  Lost ball turnover on Talen Horton-Tucker, stolen by Mark Smith 43.0
  Defensive rebound by Marial Shayok 1:05
  Torrence Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Tyrese Haliburton 1:07
  Defensive rebound by Kevin Puryear 1:11
  Talen Horton-Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:13
+ 2 Mark Smith made jump shot 1:43
+ 1 Marial Shayok made free throw 1:59
  Personal foul on Kevin Puryear 1:59
+ 2 Marial Shayok made layup 1:59
Team Stats
Points 59 76
Field Goals 19-44 (43.2%) 22-51 (43.1%)
3-Pointers 9-26 (34.6%) 8-25 (32.0%)
Free Throws 12-17 (70.6%) 24-35 (68.6%)
Total Rebounds 35 26
Offensive 5 5
Defensive 29 18
Team 1 3
Assists 12 10
Steals 2 9
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 25 7
Fouls 26 17
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 7 REB
20 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Missouri 1-1 253459
home team logo Iowa State 2-0 344276
Team Stats
away team logo Missouri 1-1 63.5 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.5 APG
home team logo Iowa State 2-0 80.0 PPG 42.3 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
13
Ma. Smith G 17.0 PPG 8.5 RPG 0.5 APG 52.4 FG%
3
M. Shayok G 20.0 PPG 5.0 RPG 2.0 APG 50.0 FG%
Top Scorers
Ma. Smith G 15 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
M. Shayok G 20 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
43.2 FG% 43.1
34.6 3PT FG% 32.0
70.6 FT% 68.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Ma. Smith 34 15 7 0 1 0 0 3 5/12 3/8 2/3 2 5
K. Puryear 29 10 5 1 1 0 2 3 3/5 1/1 3/4 0 5
J. Geist 29 6 1 5 0 0 3 5 2/5 2/4 0/0 0 1
J. Tilmon 24 5 7 2 0 1 5 2 1/4 0/0 3/4 1 6
J. Pickett 18 5 1 0 0 0 4 2 1/3 1/3 2/2 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Ma. Smith 34 15 7 0 1 0 0 3 5/12 3/8 2/3 2 5
K. Puryear 29 10 5 1 1 0 2 3 3/5 1/1 3/4 0 5
J. Geist 29 6 1 5 0 0 3 5 2/5 2/4 0/0 0 1
J. Tilmon 24 5 7 2 0 1 5 2 1/4 0/0 3/4 1 6
J. Pickett 18 5 1 0 0 0 4 2 1/3 1/3 2/2 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Watson 23 8 2 2 0 0 1 4 3/8 1/6 1/2 0 2
Mi. Smith 16 6 5 0 0 0 4 3 3/3 0/0 0/0 1 4
X. Pinson 16 4 4 2 0 0 4 2 1/4 1/4 1/2 0 4
R. Suggs 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
R. Nikko 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 0
C. VanLeer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wolf - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Santos - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Porter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Yerkes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Guess - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Braun - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 59 34 12 2 1 25 26 19/44 9/26 12/17 5 29
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Shayok 24 20 4 1 0 1 0 4 5/12 2/6 8/9 1 3
N. Weiler-Babb 39 16 3 6 2 0 0 2 4/9 0/1 8/8 0 3
M. Jacobson 33 15 6 1 1 0 3 1 6/9 1/2 2/7 3 3
T. Horton-Tucker 33 12 3 0 1 0 2 2 2/8 2/5 6/8 0 3
T. Haliburton 40 8 3 2 4 2 0 3 3/6 2/5 0/0 0 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Shayok 24 20 4 1 0 1 0 4 5/12 2/6 8/9 1 3
N. Weiler-Babb 39 16 3 6 2 0 0 2 4/9 0/1 8/8 0 3
M. Jacobson 33 15 6 1 1 0 3 1 6/9 1/2 2/7 3 3
T. Horton-Tucker 33 12 3 0 1 0 2 2 2/8 2/5 6/8 0 3
T. Haliburton 40 8 3 2 4 2 0 3 3/6 2/5 0/0 0 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Z. Griffin 15 5 4 0 1 0 0 1 2/5 1/4 0/1 1 3
T. Lewis 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 0
G. Conditt IV 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 0
Z. Talley Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Nixon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Lard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Wigginton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boothe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Steyer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Schuster - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 76 23 10 9 3 7 17 22/51 8/25 24/35 5 18