Cy­clones knock out MW’s Ne­vada

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

milwaukee» Monte Mor­ris had 19 points, eight re­bounds and eight as­sists, and Iowa State out­lasted Ne­vada 84-73 on Thurs­day night to ad­vance to the sec­ond round of the NCAA Tour­na­ment for the sec­ond straight year.

Deonte Bur­ton added 14 points and eight re­bounds as the fifth-seeded Cy­clones won for the 10th time in their last 11 games, build­ing off their im­pres­sive run through the Big 12 Tour­na­ment. Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas had 13 points apiece.

Iowa State (24-10) is try­ing for its third Sweet 16 ap­pear­ance in four years.

Cameron Oliver scored 22 points for Ne­vada (28-7), which had won nine straight by an av­er­age of 15 points. Jor­dan Caro­line had 20 points and eight re­bounds, and Mar­cus Mar­shall fin­ished with 16 points on 5-for-16 shoot­ing.

(4) 70 Pur­due 80, (13) Ver­mont

B milwaukee» Vin­cent Ed­wards scored 15 of his 21 points in the sec­ond half, and the Boil­er­mak­ers held on for their first vic­tory in the NCAA Tour­na­ment in five years.

Big Ten player of the year Caleb Swani­gan added 16 points, 14 re­bounds and four as­sists for the fourth-seeded Boil­er­mak­ers (26-7), who were up­set by ArkansasLit­tle Rock in a dou­ble-over­time thriller in the first round of last year’s tour­na­ment in Den­ver. Dakota Mathias made three 3point­ers and fin­ished with 13 points.

It was Ver­mont’s first loss of 2017. The Cata­mounts (29-6), the reg­u­lar-sea­son and tour­na­ment cham­pi­ons in the Amer­ica East, had the na­tion’s long­est ac­tive win streak at 21 games. But they were un­able to make up for a huge disad­van­tage in­side.

An­thony Lamb scored 20 points and grabbed nine re­bounds for Ver­mont. Trae Bell-Haynes fin­ished with 15 points, seven re­bounds and six as­sists.

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