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Iowa State advances to CBE final with win over Alabama

Iowa State shook off undefeated Alabama 84-74 to advance to the CBE Hall of Fame Classic final. Iowa State worked the ball inside early, scoring their first ten points from within the paint. Georges Niang exploded in the first half, racking up 18 points. The energetic Dustin Hogue added nine first half points, including one bucket from downtown, and UNLV transfer Bryce-Dejean Jones...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 13 Iowa St beats Alabama in CBE Classic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Georges Niang scored 28 points, reserve Dustin Hogue had 17 and No. 13 Iowa State beat Alabama 84-74 on Monday night to reach the CBE Classic championship game. Naz Long also scored 15 points for the Cyclones (3-0), who will play Maryland for the tournament title on Tuesday night. Matt Thomas returned from a suspension to score 13 points. The Terrapins beat...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State tops Georgia State with second half surge

After heading into halftime only up six, the Iowa State Cyclones turned up the offensive output, scoring 46 in the second half to put away Georgia State 81-58. Key players on both sides had tough first halves shooting from the floor. Georgia State’s Ryan Harrow, who dropped 25 in the Panthers’ opener, was only 2-10 by halftime. Iowa State forward Georges Niang, who had scored...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State: Impressions vs. Oakland and preview of Georgia State

Junior Georges Niang posted a career-best 30 points and UNLV transfer Bryce Dejean-Jones added 20 more to lift Iowa State over Oakland on Friday. The sold-out Hilton Coliseum got a huge scoring display from both squads, but the hometown Cyclones eventually put away the Golden Grizzlies 93-82. Georges Niang Oakland put up a fight the entire game, and got two players to post 20...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Iowa State Forward Georges Niang Looks Completely Different After Losing Weight

Last season, Iowa State forward Georges Niang was listed at 240 pounds. While he wasn’t a huge guy by any stretch of the imagination, he has said that one of his goals was to get in better shape before the start of the season. Well, Niang took that to heart, and the third-team All-Big 12 selection last year posted a picture to his Instagram today that shows how much weight he has...
Via College Spun
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa State’s big men are vital to success

Fans of Iowa State basketball can expect a 2014 squad full of shooters and guys who can play up-tempo. Those shooters will take Iowa State to the NCAA Tournament and possibly a Sweet 16 game. What Iowa State basketball needs to get even further is several rebounding presences who can dominate the glass. I have said this before in past pieces. Iowa State can live and die by their...
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa State loses Georges Niang for tournament

Iowa State lost a key piece to their lineup Friday night in their 93-75 win over North Carolina Central. Sophomore forward Georges Niang suffered a fracture in his foot during the second half of the contest and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. “Adversity hit us tonight, and hit us hard,” coach Fred Hoiberg said, according to last night.  ”We’ll see...
Via Sports-Glory
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa State star player breaks foot, is out for tournament

Before the NCAA Tournament began, many believed that Iowa State had the right pieces to make a Final Four run, and maybe even contend for a national title. Unfortunately, things just got a lot more difficult for the Cyclones. While ISU was able to easily handle North Carolina Central in its second round matchup Friday night, sophomore forward Georges Niang injured his right foot...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Embiid to defend, Iowa State's Niang lights up Jayhawks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The easy thing to do would be to panic about Kansas' interior defense, the one that seemingly got exposed in the Jayhawks' 94-83 loss to Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday night. The Cyclones, led by 6-foot-8 Georges Niang's 25 points and seven assists, seemed to reveal the Jayhawks for what they are -- a team desperately missing...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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