Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 12/31/11
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State's run of glorified exhibitions and scattered tests are over. From here on out, the Cyclones will be challenged night-in and night-out in one of the nation's toughest leagues. They'll have to play much better than they did on Saturday to have a chance in the Big 12. Melvin Ejim scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Iowa State closed out nonconference play by beating Mississippi Valley State 67-65. Scott Christopherson added 11 points for the Cyclones (10-3), who've now won five straight heading into Big 12 play. Iowa State shot just 34.4 percent in the second half, allowing the Delta Devils to pull with 62-59 with 1:19 left. But the Cyclones' defense came up with a big stop, and Ejim buried two free throws with 12.1 seconds left. Cor-J Cox's 3 pulled the Delta Devils within two, but it came at the buzzer. Terrence Joyner had 14 points for Mississippi Valley State (1-11), which dropped its seventh straight game. The Delta Devils, like many ...
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