SLU Lions (4-7) at Iowa State Cyclones (10-0)
Sunday 19 December 2021 | 12 p.m. CT | Ames, Iowa | Hilton Coliseum (14,267)
History of the series: First meeting
AMES, Iowa – The University of Southeast Louisiana men’s basketball team will make their longest road trip of the season when they face 11e– ranked and undefeated Iowa State Sunday at the Hilton Coliseum at 12 p.m. CT on ESPN +.
The Lions (4-7) will complete the 1,000 mile run on Saturday morning to take on the Cyclones (10-0) before facing Iowa (7-3, 0-2 Big 10) Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Iowa. City, Iowa. Southeastern hasn’t played at home since November 22sd when they defeated Ecclesia 121-79.
SLU just completed a 720 mile trip to Louisville, Ky. Last Tuesday where the Lions lost to the University of Louisville, 86-60. SLU Keon Clergeot scored 21 points, a game-high, but it wasn’t enough to help the Lions get through a night of 6 on 33 shots from the three-point line. Southeastern was also outscored, 44-17, in the paint falling to 1-5 on the current eight-game road swing that ends Tuesday.
SLU presented a balanced offensive attack across 11 games, led by Gus Okafor (12.8 ppg), Clergeot (12.5 ppg) and Jalyn hinton (11.5 pages per day). Hinton also leads Southland in blocked shots with 22 and is fourth in rebounds (7.5 rpg).
The tables have changed dramatically for the Cyclones since last season, which saw the ISU end with a 2-22 in 2020-21. Iowa State has one of the best defenses in the country as it enters Sunday’s game against the Lions, allowing just 57.1 points per game, 13e the lowest in the country. The ISU also maintains its opponents at 37.8% of shots, which ranks it 23.e in the nation.
Iowa State is led by Izaiah Brockington (6-4, 190, L) in goals, averaging 16.6 points per game and rebounds (7.7 rpg). The senior is third in the Big 12 in both categories.
Historically, the Lions have not performed well against the Big 12 as SLU is 0-15 all-time against the conference. However, Sunday is the very first clash between the Lions and the ISU.
Fans can follow Sunday’s game on ESPN + with links to video, audio and stats available on the Southeast Men’s Basketball schedule page at www.LionSports.net.
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