Iowa State struggled in multiple areas in a 79-55 win over Southern. The good news for the Cyclones is their uncharacteristic long-range shooting woes have come in blowout wins.
Jaren Holmes, a fifth-year senior transfer from St. Bonaventure scored a game-high 23 points in Iowa State’s 88-39 season-opening pummeling of IUPUI — and the smile on his face hadn’t faded by the time he met with the media after the final horn blared.
They finally finished multiple drives. They finally enjoyed a handful of good breaks. And during a dominant 31-14 triumph Saturday over West Virginia, the Iowa State Cyclones finally found themselves in the most desirable spot for the first time this Big 12 season: The win column.