Stull pro­pels UWM in up­set of Iowa State

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - SPORTS - Luke Mered­ith

AMES, Iowa – Every­one con­nected to Iowa State bas­ket­ball knew this would be a re­build­ing sea­son.

Hardly any­one thought things could look as dread­ful as they did on Mon­day night.

Brock Stull scored 17 points and UW-Milwaukee thumped host Iowa State, 74-56, on Mon­day, the Cy­clones’ first de­feat in a home opener in 20 years.

“We need to play with a chip on our shoul­der. A nas­ti­ness to prove peo­ple wrong and a tough­ness about us, that we have so much re­silience about us that we’re go­ing to fight through this. That’s what we need to be about,” Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said.

Brett Prahl scored 14 points and Bryce Nze added 13 for the Pan­thers (2-0), who were picked to fin­ish eighth in the 10team Hori­zon League.

Iowa State fell be­hind, 39-32, by half­time in part be­cause it com­mit­ted 11 turnovers in just 20 min­utes. The Pan­thers pushed their lead to dou­ble dig­its on an Nze layup that made it 52-41 with 12:05 to go.

Any no­tion of a come­back from the Cy­clones (0-2), who have just one re­turn­ing starter in Solomon Young, was done in by some dread­ful shoot­ing in the sec­ond half.

Iowa State went just 5 of 20 from the field and 0 of 8 from three-point range af­ter the break, and UWM pushed its lead to 64-49 with just un­der five min­utes to go.

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