Iowa State Men's Basketball Falls to Milwaukee in Home Opener

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The Iowa State men's basketball team (0-2, 0-0 Big 12) fell to the Milwaukee Panthers (2-0, 0-0 Horizon), 74-56.


How it Happened
At the intermission, the Cyclones trailed the Panthers 39-32. Iowa State cut the Panther lead to two in the second half, but every ISU comeback effort was ousted by Milwaukee.

The Panthers went 7-of-19 from behind the arc, while the Cyclones struggled to get anything going from deep, going 3-for-15. It was tough for the Cyclones offense all night as the Milwaukee defense held ISU to just 5-of-20 shooting in the second half and 0-for-8 from three.

Players of Note
Redshirt junior Nick Weiler-Babb and senior Jeff Beverly each had 11 points for the Cardinal and Gold. Weiler-Babb connected on 4-of-6 shots, knocking down one from deep. He also hauled in six rebounds. Beverly was a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe and was 2-for-5 from the floor.

Redshirt junior Zoran Talley Jr. was busy on the defensive glass as he collected nine boards. He was 2-for-4 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free throw line for eight points.

Cyclone Quick Hits
*Jeff Beverly tallied 11 points in his first double-figure performance for Iowa State.
*Nick Weiler-Babb scored 11 points, putting him in double figures for the second consecutive game.

Next Up
Iowa State heads to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Cyclones open the tournament on Thursday with Appalachian State. The Cyclones and Mountaineers are set to tip-off at 4:30 p.m. Central on ESPNU.