MAUI, Hawaii (KWWL) — Arizona used a late second half run as the Wildcats came from behind to knock off Iowa State 71-66 in the first round of the Maui invitational.
Iowa State (3-1) opened the game strong as Marial Shayok scored 13 first half points to lead the Cyclones to a 36-27 edge going in to the break. Iowa State held that lead despite shooting just 2 of 13 from three-point range.
The Cyclones gained their biggest lead 54-44 on a long Nick Weiler-Babb trey with 11:02 remaining in the game. Arizona (4-0), however, rallied as Justin Coleman tied the game at 56-56 with a tough scoop shot in the final 5 minutes. The Wildcats shut down ISU’s offense down the stretch to pull off the win.
Shayok led the way for Iowa State, hitting 8 of 19 shots for 19 points. Freshman Talen Horton-Tucker added another 16 for the Cyclones.
Coleman led Arizona with 18 and hit 4 of 8 three-point attempts.