Iowa State cut down its mistakes and still couldn't avoid its first loss of the season.
Sean Kilpatrick made all 16 of his free throws and scored 32 points, leading No. 22 Cincinnati to a 78-70 win over Iowa State on Friday night in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic.
''We cut our turnovers in half, from 12 (during the first half) to six, and that's what allowed us to make that comeback,'' said Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg.
The Cyclones (4-1) and Bearcats (5-0) were tied at 35 at halftime, but Cincinnati managed to lead by as many as 16 points, 60-44, following a layup by JaQuon Parker with 11:43 left in the game.
The closest the Cyclones came was 68-65 with 3:26 left following Melvin Ejirn's lay-up.
But the Bearcats scored the next four points to take a 72-65 lead with 1:59 left. Titus Rubles' jumper and Sean Kilpatrick's two free throws accounted for the four points.
Kilpatrick led the Bearcats with 32 points while Tyrus McGee topped the Cyclones with 22 points. Ko...