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Iowa State struggles, advances past Portland State

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Curtis Stinston scored 21 points and Rashon
Clark added 17 to lead Iowa State (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, Unranked AP) to a 72-64 win over Portland
State on Wednesday night in the opening round of the American
Family Insurance Cyclone Challenge.

Portland State (1-2) got 19 points from Juma Kamara and 11 by
Jake Schroeder.

Iowa State (2-0), which struggled against Portland State's zone
in the first half, held a two-point halftime lead and opened the
second half with a 10-1 run for a 43-32 lead.

The Cyclones extended their lead to 14 points before Portland
State rallied back.

Schroeder hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 14-4 run that
brought the Vikings within four points with about 9 minutes left.

The Vikings remained close until the final minutes, but the
Cyclones put the game away by making eight free throws in the last
50 seconds.

Iowa State plays Howard at 8 p.m. Friday in the second round of
the tournament.

Portland State and Iona play at 5:30 p.m. Friday.