AMES, Iowa (AP) — DeAndre Kane had 20 points and eight rebounds, and 17th-ranked Iowa State trounced Missouri-Kansas City 110-51 Monday night for its fifth straight win.
Sherron Dorsey-Walker added 17 points for the Cyclones (5-0), who used a 27-0 run midway through the first half to put away the Kangaroos.
Iowa State, which was hosting a game as a ranked team for the first time in eight years, held UMKC scoreless for 7½ minutes and led 52-17 at halftime.
The Cyclones also finished with their most points under fourth-year coach Fred Hoiberg.
Martez Harrison had 14 points to lead UMKC (1-4). The Kangaroos shot just 29.5 percent and lost for the third time in four games.
Though UMKC was never really in the game, it did briefly stymie the Cyclones by pressing after every made basket and throwing in some zone looks on defense.
It only took a few minutes for Iowa State to find its rhythm and run away from the Kangaroos.
The Cyclones reeled off 27 straight points midway through the first half after letting UMKC get to 19-13. Dustin Hogue beat the zone with a mid-range jumper and hit a layup to make it 28-13. Kane nailed a 3-pointer to give Iowa State a 35-13 lead, and Melvin Ejim’s 3 with 4:40 left in the first half gave the Cyclones a 31-point cushion.
Things got so lopsided so quickly that Hoiberg was able to get seldom-used reserves such as Dorsey-Walker and K.J. Bluford into the game before halftime.
The Cyclones shot over 50 percent for the fifth time in their first nine halves of the season. They also outrebounded UMKC 29-11, hit seven 3s and had eight different players score in the first 20 minutes alone.
All 12 of Iowa State’s players had at least one field goal, and it topped the 104 points it scored against Chicago State in 2010 with 2:01 left.
Matt Thomas had 14 points and fellow freshman guard Monte Morris scored 11 with seven assists and seven rebounds for the Cyclones.
This was Iowa State’s first game at Hilton Coliseum while in the Top 25 since Nov. 26, 2005, when it lost to Iona and fell out of the rankings for 6½ years. Iowa State cycled through coaches Wayne Morgan and Greg McDermott before returning to the rankings for a one-week stay under Hoiberg at the tail end of the 2011-12 season.
The Cyclones beat Michigan at home and BYU on the road to climb to their highest ranking since 2001 — and they might stay there for a while.
Iowa State hosts Auburn on Dec. 2 and plays Northern Iowa in nearby Des Moines before hosting No. 23 Iowa on Dec. 13.
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