Men's Basketball Roundup: No. 14 Iowa State uses big second half to dump Akron

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No. 14 Iowa State 83, Akron 60

HONOLULU -- Georges Niang scored 22 points, and No. 14 Iowa State beat Akron 83-60 on Monday to match the best start in school history.

Melvin Ejim had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones, who improved to 10-0. DeAndre Kane added 15 points and 11 boards.

Iowa State erased an early eight-point deficit with a 17-3 run.

Reggie McAdams led Akron (6-3) with 13 points.

Buffalo 87, Binghamton 57

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Javon McCrea scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Buffalo beat Binghamton 87-57 in a Monday matinee.

The score was tied at 20 before Buffalo ended the half on a 20-4 run and opened the second half by outscoring Binghamton 16-3 and led 58-32 with just under 15 minutes remaining.

Buffalo (5-4) shot 47.6 percent from the field and made 9-of-24 from long range. Joshua Freelove canned five 3-pointers on his way to 19 points and Will Regan added 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

Jordan Reed came off the bench and scored 19 points for Binghamton (2-9), 11 of which came from the line. Nick Madray and Karon Waller added 11 apiece for the Bearcats.

McCrea recorded his fifth double-double of the season, after entering the game averaging 16.5 points and 9.1 rebounds.

Cleveland State 89, La Roche 42

CLEVELAND -- Anton Grady had 19 points in 21 minutes on Monday as Cleveland State defeated Division III La Roche 89-42.

Cleveland State (7-6) opened the game on a 28-2 run, led 44-15 at the half and built an 81-27 advantage before letting up in the final 7 minutes. Trey Lewis had 17 points and Bryn Forbes had 16. Grady was 9-of-14 from the field and Lewis was 7-of-9.

The Vikings shot 59.4 percent from the field while holding La Roche to 33.9 percent. Cleveland State assisted on 26 of its 38 field goals.

La Roche missed its only free throw attempt of the game. David Jackson and Lionel Perkins led the Cardinals with nine points each.

Cleveland State improved to 6-1 at home this season. The Vikings won the only other meeting with La Roche, 72-56 in the 2008-09 season.

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