AMES, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Tyrese Haliburton set a new Iowa State record with 17 assists, Marial Shayok had 20 of his 26 points in the second half and the Cyclones cruised past Southern 101-65 on Sunday.
Haliburton also scored 15 points his first career double-double for the Cyclones (8-2), who responded to Thursday's 98-84 loss at No. 18 Iowa by shooting 70.2 percent from the field.
Iowa State didn't exactly look like a Final Four-contending team at times against the Jaguars (1-9), but Southern was too overmatched to make it much of a game.
After jumping ahead 46-29 at halftime, the Cyclones went to Shayok and Haliburton to put things away.
Shayok, the senior transfer from Virginia, scored 18 points in just nine minutes as Iowa State built its lead up to 79-53 with 7:48 left. Shayok's 26 points tied a career high he set on Nov. 12 against Texas Southern, and Haliburton had 10 assists in the second half.
Talen Horton-Tucker scored 17 points and Terrence Lewis had 15 for Iowa State.
Richard Lee had 22 for the Jaguars.
THE BIG PICTURE
Iowa State: It was a weird tip-off time; 5 p.m. on a Sunday night, on the eve of finals week at Iowa State, so there wasn't a ton of energy in Hilton Coliseum. The ebullient Haliburton brought his own spark to the floor with a performance for the ages. The previous mark of 16 assists was set by current Iowa State broadcaster Eric Heft in 1974.
Southern: The Jaguars are expected to finish in the middle of the pack in the SWAC this season. They looked as though they might push for more than that this winter in stretches on Sunday.
Iowa State plays Drake on a neutral floor in Des Moines on Saturday.
Southern plays at Northwestern State on Dec. 15.
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