Cyclones knock out MW’s Nevada
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.