Royce White’s Triple-Double Leads Cyclones Over Aggies, 74-50


The preformance by Royce White today was one of the best in recent memory by an ISU basketball player.  Royce White’s triple-double today was only the fourth in Iowa State basketball history.  White’s triple-double was the first since 2006 when Curtis Stinson did it.  Since the beginning of the game, the Cyclones were in control on their way to their second Big 12 win.

The game started slow as both teams were cold from the field.  The Cyclones then went on a run and didn’t look back.  Texas A&M, who is known for their defense, couldn’t stop Iowa State.  At the end of the first half, the Cyclones had a 42-23 lead.  Royce White had 2 poiunts, 11 boards, and 6 assists at the end of the first half.  Also, another big reason for ISU’s halftime lead was their three-point shooting (6 for 15 from behind the arc).

The second half started and the Cyclones kept rolling.  Early in the half, Chris Allen scored his 1000th career point.  White (10), Christopherson (13), Babb (11), Allen (10), and Ejim (15) all were in double-digits by the end of the game.  The Cyclones played their most complete game of the season today.

Many Cyclones had a great day, but Royce White was the story of the game.  He finished with 10 points, 10 assits, and 18 rebounds.  The whole day, the offense went through White.  What makes his preformance even more special is the fact that he was still fighting the flu.  With a few moments left in the game, Royce was taken out and left for the locker room where he vommitted.

Iowa State improves to 12-3 on the year and 2-0 in Big 12 play.  With Royce White playing great basketball, the Cyclones can do some serious damage in the Big 12 this year.