Friars Fall to Cyclones at South Padre Island Classic

Allen, White help Iowa State beat Providence 64-54

      SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) – Chris Allen scored 15 points,
Royce White pulled down 16 rebounds, and Iowa State won its
third-round game Friday at the South Padre Island Invitational,
beating Providence 64-54.

      Tyrus McGee added 14 points for the Cyclones (4-1), who led by
just four, 56-52, with 3:17 to play before a Bubu Palo jumper, a
pair of McGee free throws and an Allen 3-pointer put the game away.

      Vincent Council led the Friars (4-1) with 21 points, and Gerard
Coleman had 20 points and eight rebounds. The two were a combined
17 for 36 (47 percent) from the field, but their teammates were
just 5 for 19 (26 percent).

      Iowa State led by as many as seven in the first half, but
Providence rallied after halftime to take a 34-33 lead on a Coleman
3-pointer. A White dunk and two Chris Babb 3s quickly put the
Cyclones back up by seven.

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