Two Bad Runs Cost Iowa St. 76-66 Loss at Michigan


December 3rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Fred Hoiberg has some coaching work to do after his Iowa State team let two bad stretches essentially decide the game. The Cyclones let Michigan go on two runs of about five minutes each, and it was enough to cost Iowa State a 76-66 loss Saturday at the 14th-ranked Wolverines. Jordan Morgan scored 16 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 19 points in the first game between the schools since Johnny Orr left Iowa State in 1994. Orr remains the winningest coach in Michigan history, with 209 wins between 1969-80, and at Iowa State, with 218 victories starting in 1981. The teams entered the game with identical 5-2 records. Michigan, though, lost to Duke and Virginia, while Iowa State has been beaten by Northern Iowa and Drake. Royce White had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones, while former Michigan State Spartan Chris Allen added 11 – all in the second half.