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November 11, 2013

Iowa comes back to beat Nebraska-Omaha

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Long hit 5 straight 3s to end the half and opened the second half with one from the corner to make it 55-22 Iowa State.

Freshman Matt Thomas followed with the first 3 of his career, and Niang buried one to give the Cyclones a 36-point lead early in the second half.

Thomas and junior college transfer Dustin Hogue each had 10 points for Iowa State, which shot 52.4 percent from the field.

Sunday's blowout capped a forgettable weekend in Iowa for the Seahawks.

UNC-Wilmington opened its season in Iowa City on Friday night, where the Hawkeyes jumped out to a 52-12 lead and won 82-39.

The Seahawks got off to a better start this time, inching within 14-13 before Long and the Cyclones overwhelmed them.

Drake survives 61-59 at Illinois-Chicago

CHICAGO – Richard Carter scored a career-best 38 points and Drake hung on to escape Illinois-Chicago with a 61-59 victory for new coach Ray Giacoletti on Saturday.

Carter, who averaged less than 10 points per game last season, hit 12 of 17 from the field and was 12-for-12 from the line, but even so the Bulldogs had to sweat the ending as a 9-point lead evaporated in the final eight minutes.

Illinois-Chicago's Hayden Hume slashed to the basket with one second remaining only to have his layup rim in and out. Drake's Jacob Enevold, who only played 11 minutes because of foul trouble, had subbed in for defense with 6 seconds left and snagged the win-preserving rebound, his only one of the game.

Marc Brown led the Flames with 22 points, Kelsey Barlow added 11 and Hume 10.

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