cloudyn.png
Wednesday August 17th, 2022 2:38AM

McGusty, Miami beat Iowa State 70-56 in Sweet 16

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

CHICAGO (AP) — Kameron McGusty and Miami jumped into passing lanes, challenged Iowa State's shots and generally made life quite difficult for the Cyclones.

Turns out the Hurricanes play defense, too — at an Elite level.

McGusty scored 27 points and Miami advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time, pulling away for a 70-56 win over Iowa State 70-56 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.

Jordan Miller added 16 points on 6-of-6 shooting as No. 10 seed Miami more than held its own in a matchup of two of the tourney's most stingy teams. The 11th-seeded Cyclones shot 32% from the field in the second half and finished with 18 turnovers.

“I can't stop smiling. It's just crazy,” a grinning Miller said. “I love these guys.”

With Charlie Moore directing the attack in his hometown, the Hurricanes (26-10) got their first win in the school's fourth appearance in the Sweet 16. Next up is No. 1 seed Kansas — a 66-61 winner over Providence — on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four.

“The guys did a great job from start to finish. I’m very, very excited for them,” said Miami coach Jim Larrañaga, who led George Mason to the Final Four in 2006. "They’re an amazing group. They earned that today because they beat a very fine opponent.”

Much was made of Iowa State's hard-nosed defense after the Cyclones (22-13) shut down LSU and Wisconsin in the first two rounds, advancing to the Midwest Region semifinals after the school had just two wins last season. But Iowa State had trouble staying in front of McGusty and company at times, and the Hurricanes' athleticism also bothered the Cyclones when they had the ball.

Iowa State forced 14 turnovers after Miami turned it over just seven times combined in its previous two games, but the Hurricanes shot 46% from the field. The Cyclones allowed 33.3% shooting over their first two tourney games.

“They did a better job than we did in terms of disruption and creating live-ball turnovers,” Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger said. “They made some timely shots when we made our runs as well.”

Gabe Kalscheur scored 13 points for Iowa State, and freshman Tyrese Hunter had 13 points and seven assists. Izaiah Brockington finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.

“It was a special run,” senior forward George Conditt IV said.

The Cyclones pulled within one on Kalscheur’s jumper with 16:28 left. But the Hurricanes responded with a 10-2 run. Isaiah Wong’s 3-pointer — one of nine on the night for Miami — made it 46-37 with 12:23 to go.

Iowa State made a couple charges down the stretch, but McGusty made a 3 and converted a layup to help Miami answer each time. When Sam Waardenburg connected from deep and Miller made two foul shots to make it 60-46 with 2:47 to go, the celebration was on for the Hurricanes.

Waardenburg had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Moore scored each of his seven points in the second half and finished with nine assists.

“This means a lot,” McGusty said. “I look at it as a new foundation for our basketball program.”

Moore was back in Chicago after starring for Morgan Park in high school and playing for DePaul during a college career that also included stops at California and Kansas. Conditt also got to play in his hometown in his senior season.

Moore set up Miller for a pair of layups while helping Miami to a 32-29 halftime lead. Conditt had eight points at halftime, including a big jam over Waardenburg and a rebound dunk.

NOT BAD AT ALL

McGusty, a sixth-year redshirt senior, was 10 for 18 from the field. He also had six rebounds and four of Miami's 11 steals.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: It was the Cyclones’ first loss in 16 nonconference games. They didn’t have enough playmakers to keep up with Miami, especially in the second half.

Miami: No stranger to March success, Larrañaga has his Hurricanes playing with poise and confidence. Their seeding is only one better than George Mason's during its extraordinary 2006 run.

___

Jay Cohen can be reached at https://twitter.com/jcohenap

___

More AP coverage of March Madness: https://apnews.com/hub/march-madness and https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Basketball, College Sports, AP Sports - Men's College Basketball
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
McGusty, Miami beat Iowa State 70-56 in Sweet 16
Kameron McGusty scored 27 points and Miami advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time, using its swarming defense to beat Iowa State 70-56 in the NCAA Tournament
12:41AM ( 8 minutes ago )
Martin scores 23, top-seeded Kansas beats Providence 66-61
Remy Martin scored a season-high 23 points and Kansas did its part as the only No. 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament, holding Providence to 17 first-half points and hanging on for a 66-61 victory to reach the Elite Eight
12:40AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Albright acted as model, mentor for generations of women
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s death from cancer this week sparked American women to reflect on the 84-year-old diplomat’s sweeping influence on their lives, 25 years after Bill Clinton made her the United States’ representative to the world
12:29AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Elite Pete! Saint Peter's tops Purdue, makes 15 seed history
Daryl Banks III scored the tying and go-ahead baskets that pushed 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s to the brink of the Final Four
12:02AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Young, Gallinari power Hawks past Warriors, 121-110
Trae Young had 33 points and 15 assists, Danilo Gallinari added 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks held on to beat the Golden State Warriors 121-110
11:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Boston, South Carolina top North Carolina 69-61 in Sweet 16
Aliyah Boston had 28 points and 22 rebounds, and top-seeded South Carolina moved on to the Elite Eight with a 69-61 victory over North Carolina in the women's NCAA Tournament
10:38PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Sports
Utah bans transgender athletes in girls sports despite veto
Utah’s Republican lawmakers have overridden GOP Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of legislation banning transgender youth athletes from playing on girls teams
4:41PM ( 8 hours ago )
Transgender sports ban veto likely to be overridden in Utah
Utah’s Republican lawmakers are preparing for a Friday push to override Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of legislation banning transgender youth athletes from playing on girls teams
4:11PM ( 8 hours ago )
Busted brackets mark another topsy-turvy NCAA tourney
There were 17.3 million brackets filled out in ESPN's Tournament Challenge this year, and the quest for a perfect one was done before the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament
3:29PM ( 9 hours ago )
AP Online Basketball
Duke beats Texas Tech 79-74 to send Coach K to Elite 8
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has moved within one win of his record-setting 13th trip to the Final Four in his final season on the bench
12:25AM ( 1 day ago )
Samuels powers Villanova over Michigan 63-55 in Sweet 16
Jermaine Samuels scored 22 points and Villanova controlled Michigan in a 63-55 Sweet 16 victory in the NCAA Tournament
11:21PM ( 1 day ago )
Big brands and a big underdog in East at March Madness
The Sweet 16 at the East region features one game between UCLA and North Carolina and another between Purdue and underdog Saint Peter’s
4:45PM ( 1 day ago )
College Sports
TIPPING OFF: Texas Tech 'D' is next hurdle for Coach K, Duke
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 26th and final appearance in the Sweet 16 is a classic matchup of offense vs
2:06AM ( 1 day ago )
NCAA men's, women's tournaments see double-digit TV gains
The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are seeing double-digit viewer increases over last year
6:20PM ( 2 days ago )
Mathurin says he has tried to apologize to TCU dancer
Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin says he has attempted to apologize to a TCU dance team member after a video that showed the Pac-12 player of the year possibly making contact with her after the Wildcats’ second-round victory
6:12PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Sports - Men's College Basketball
Martin scores 23, top-seeded Kansas beats Providence 66-61
Remy Martin scored a season-high 23 points and Kansas did its part as the only No. 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament, holding Providence to 17 first-half points and hanging on for a 66-61 victory to reach the Elite Eight
12:40AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Albright acted as model, mentor for generations of women
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s death from cancer this week sparked American women to reflect on the 84-year-old diplomat’s sweeping influence on their lives, 25 years after Bill Clinton made her the United States’ representative to the world
12:29AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Biden ending Europe trip with unity message that echoes past
Twenty-five years ago, Joe Biden visited Warsaw, Poland, with a warning
12:23AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Justices decide for themselves when to step aside from cases
Reports that the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas implored Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff to act to overturn the 2020 election results have put a spotlight on how justices decide whether to step aside from a case
12:09AM ( 40 minutes ago )
Love's big shots lift Carolina past UCLA, into Elite Eight
Caleb Love hit game-tying and go-ahead 3-pointers 37 seconds apart and North Carolina moved within a victory of its 21st Final Four
12:08AM ( 41 minutes ago )