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Thomas scorching from deep

Thomas scorching from deep


AMES, Iowa – Matt Thomas hit a career best four 3-pointers Monday night.

The freshman helped 18th-ranked Iowa State to a 99-70 win over Auburn at the Hilton Coliseum.

Thomas, an Onalaska native, was 4-for-9 from the field, 4 of 8 from beyond the arc in scoring 14 points.  He also pitched in three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

This was the fifth game in double figures for Thomas, who has hit two or more 3-pointers in five of six games this season for the Cyclones (6-0).

Thomas is averaging 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and .8 turnovers this season. He is shooting 23-for-48 from the field and 14 of 35 from beyond the arc.

Iowa State shot 13-for-35 from beyond the arc as a team and just 45 percent from the field, but the Tigers (4-2) were an abysmal 36 percent from the field and 6 of 23 from beyond the arc.

Dustin Hogue led ISU with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting and 16 rebounds, while teammate Melvin Ejim added 14 points, 10 rebounds.


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