Iowa State 82

(13-6, 3-3 Big 12)

Missouri 58

(10-7, 3-3 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, January 25, 2006

    Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri

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    ISU 38 4482
    MIZZ 24 3458

    Top Performers

    Iowa State: C. Stinson 27 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Missouri: M. Brown 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iowa State 82, Missouri 58

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The best rut of Curtis Stinson's career helped Iowa State lay a memorable whipping on Missouri.

    Stinson scored 27 points for the third straight game and the Cyclones were 25-for-27 at the free-throw line, pulling away in the second half of an 82-58 victory on Wednesday night. It was the worst home loss for the Tigers in 45 years.

    Stinson, who wears jersey No. 1, joked that he might have to change his number to 27.

    "Maybe I ought to wear it now," Stinson said. "I just do whatever I can to help our team win. I try to put numbers up."

    The road is no longer a problem for the Cyclones (13-6, 3-3 Big 12), who ended a 28-game conference road losing streak last season. They've won six of their last eight conference road games, plus ended a five-game slump at Missouri.

    Coach Wayne Morgan said in some ways it's easier on the road.

    "Everybody wants you to do so well at home," Morgan said. "You get your dry cleaning and the guy tells you he bet his house on you, you go get a pizza slice and the guy tells you he's closing early to go watch you play.

    "There's more pressure at home."

    The 24-point margin was the worst setback at home for Missouri since a 99-70 loss to Kansas State in 1960-61. It's also the worst home loss in the series between the schools.

    "We've had some highs," coach Quin Snyder said. "This is obviously a low."

    Stinson, who entered the game averaging 18.7 points, was 9-for-15 from the field and 8-for-9 at the line. Rahshon Clark added 14 points and Will Blalock 13 for Iowa State, which won for only the 20th time in 99 meetings overall in Columbia.

    Iowa State, a 71 percent free throw shooting team, missed one attempt in each half. The Cyclones are shooting 82 percent at the line the last nine games.

    Thomas Gardner had 15 points to end a run of five straight 20-plus point games for Missouri (10-7, 3-3), which has been blown out in its last two games. This, after rallying from seven points down in the final minute to beat Kansas in overtime on Jan. 16.

    "It was a bad night for us," center Kevin Young said. "It was definitely us. You can look at the statistics."

    The Tigers, who shot 38 percent against Iowa State's zone and committed 19 turnovers, also lost by 15 at Kansas State on Saturday. A frustrated Snyder drew his second technical and an automatic ejection with 1:16 to go Wednesday night.

    "It wasn't about the referees," Snyder said. "I just thought the game was about us making more plays and we looked nervous, we looked uncomfortable in situations. We were throwing the ball over guys' heads, we were bouncing it off guys' shins, we were missing layups."

    Marshall Brown added 12 points and Kalen Grimes 11 for the Tigers.

    Iowa State led by as many as 19 points early in the first half, but the lead was down to 11 after Gardner's 3-pointer made it 53-42 with 11:36 to go. The Cyclones answered with eight rapid-fire points, a pair of free throws and three baskets off turnovers, in only 1:17, to launch an 18-3 run that made it 71-45 with 8:03 left.

    At that point, about half of the announced crowd of 9,777 had stormed the exits. Only a few thousand remained at the end as Missouri fell to 9-3 at home.

    "It got awfully quiet," Stinson said. "Fans got their attitude and they left."

    Blalock hit three 3-pointers and had 11 points in the first half for Iowa State. He also had half of the points in a 10-0 run to close the half for a 38-24 lead.

    Missouri shot 33 percent in the first half, missing its first five shots and then going scoreless in the last 3:57. Gardner drew his second foul with 14:01 to go and was held to five points in 11 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 82 58
    FG Made-Attempted 26-56 (.464) 20-53 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-27 (.926) 14-32 (.438)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 27 0

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