Stull propels UWM in upset of Iowa State
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.