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Morris scores 20, No. 21 Iowa State tops Indiana State 73-71

No. 21 Iowa State kept firing away until some of its shots finally began to drop.

Monte Morris scored 20 points and Matt Thomas shrugged off a cold shooting performance to make a 3-pointer that put his team ahead for good, and the Cyclones held off Indiana State 73-71 in the opening game of the AdvoCare Invitational at Disney World on Thursday.

"We know we can make shots. Just have to adapt to the atmosphere," Morris said after Iowa State (4-0) remained unbeaten despite shooting 34.2 percent from the field and barely making half its free throws.

"Nobody on the sideline was out of the game. Everyone was engaged," Morris added. "I think we all...