Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 11/26/11
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) -- Chris Babb scored 26 points and Tyrus McGee added 17 as Iowa State defeated Rice 90-63 in the South Padre Island Invitational on Saturday night. Chris Allen and Scott Christopherson scored 10 points each for the Cyclones (5-1). Melvin Ejim had eight points and 11 rebounds. Tamir Jackson scored 13 points and Lucas Kuipers 11 for the Owls (4-2). Allen's 3-pointer with 13:30 remaining in the first half commenced a 13-0 run that gave the Cyclones permanent control of the game. McGee ended the surge with consecutive 3-pointers, the second giving Iowa State a 26-16 lead. The Cyclones led by 29 points in the second half.
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