NCAA basketball bracket 2013, Notre Dame vs. Iowa State: Cyclones upset the Fighting Irish

Joe Robbins

Iowa State pulled an upset in the second round of the tournament, blowing out the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

The No. 10 Iowa State Cylcones were dominant in their upset over the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, winning, 76-58 on Friday.

Iowa State led Notre Dame, 35-23, after the break. Notre Dame struggled taking care of the ball in the first half, turning the ball over 14 times in the first twenty minutes. That helped the Cyclones take 13 more field goals in the first half.

The Fighting Irish cut down on their turnovers in the second half, but could not slow down the Cyclone offense. Iowa State scored 41 points in the final 20 minutes. Overall, Iowa State shot 49 percent from the field

Georges Niang led the Cyclones with 19 points, while Melvin Ejim added 17 points and eight rebounds. Tom Knight and Jack Cooley both scored 14 points in a losing effort for Notre Dame.

Iowa State will play the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio.

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