McGee bails out Iowa State in 76-61 win over UMKCIowa State forward Melvin Ejim,*3) shootst between Missouri-Kansas City guard/forward Nelson Kirksey (1) and forward/center Fred Chatmon (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tyrus McGee hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, and Iowa State rallied behind a big second-half run to beat Missouri-Kansas City 76-61 on Wednesday night.
Chris Babb added 12 points and Korie Lucious and Anthony Booker had 11 each for the Cyclones (9-3), who got everything they could handle from the Kangaroos (4-7) in the rare case of a Big 12 heavyweight visiting a school from the Summit League.
Estan Tyler matched a career-high with 17 points for the 'Roos, including a basket with just over 16 minutes left that gave them a 39-35 lead over the stunned Cyclones.
That's when Iowa State finally started to get some transition baskets going, and the result was a 14-0 run that spanned the next 5 minutes and allowed the Cyclones to seize control.