The Ottumwa Courier

December 26, 2013

Iowa State beats Boise State 70-66

OSKAR GARCIA
Associated Press

---- — HONOLULU (AP) — DeAndre Kane scored 23 points and No. 14 Iowa State overcame its worst half of the season to beat Boise State 70-66 on Wednesday in the Diamond Head Classic championship game.

Kane hit a 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes left to help seal the win for the Cyclones (11-0). Boise State’s Derrick Marks had a chance to tie with less than 30 seconds left, but missed a 15-foot jumper.

Melvin Ejim had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The win gives Iowa State its best start to a season in school history.

Derrick Marks had 23 points for Boise State (10-3).

Iowa State came back after making less than a third of its shots in the first half.

Ward earned tournament MVP honors for his three-game performance.