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Iowa State men’s basketball beats Florida Gulf Coast 83-72

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 11:29 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

AMES (AP) — Point guard Korie Lucious scored a season-high 17 points, Tyrus McGee added 16 off the bench and Iowa State beat Florida Gulf Coast 83-72 on Tuesday night.

Melvin Ejim chipped in with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones (6-2), who’ve won two in a row ahead of Friday’s showdown in Iowa City with the rival Hawkeyes.

Iowa State pushed a slim halftime lead to 62-46 early in the second half and went on a late 15-4 run to put the Eagles out of reach.

Chase Fieler had a game-high 18 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast (6-4), which had won two in a row.