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Iowa St. Tested By Yale

  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, left, grabs a rebound over Yale's Javier Duren, center, and Matt Townsend, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, left, grabs a rebound over Yale's Javier Duren, center, and Matt Townsend, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, left, grabs a rebound over Yale's Javier Duren, center, and Matt Townsend, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, left, grabs a rebound over Yale's Javier Duren, center, and Matt Townsend, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State guard Will Clyburn, left, is fouled by Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State guard Will Clyburn, left, is fouled by Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State guard Will Clyburn, left, is fouled by Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State guard Will Clyburn, left, is fouled by Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, right, runs down a loose ball ahead of Yale guard Armani Cotton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, right, runs down a loose ball ahead of Yale guard Armani Cotton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, right, runs down a loose ball ahead of Yale guard Armani Cotton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, right, runs down a loose ball ahead of Yale guard Armani Cotton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Yale head coach James Jones looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Yale head coach James Jones looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Yale head coach James Jones looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Yale head coach James Jones looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, left, grabs a rebound over Yale's Javier Duren, center, and Matt Townsend, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, left, grabs a rebound over Yale's Javier Duren, center, and Matt Townsend, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Iowa State guard Will Clyburn, left, is fouled by Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Iowa State guard Will Clyburn, left, is fouled by Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, right, runs down a loose ball ahead of Yale guard Armani Cotton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim, right, runs down a loose ball ahead of Yale guard Armani Cotton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Yale head coach James Jones looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Yale head coach James Jones looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ames, Iowa — Will Clyburn scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half as Iowa State survived Yale’s upset bid and beat the Bulldogs 80-70 yesterday.

Clyburn’s three-point play fueled a 17-5 second-half run for the Cyclones (10-3), who open Big 12 Conference play Jan. 9 at No. 6 Kansas.

“We played Iowa State basketball in the second half,” said Clyburn, a senior who added six rebounds and four assists. “We played together. The first half, it wasn’t us.”

Tyrus McGee and Georges Niang added 14 points apiece off the bench for Iowa State, which trailed the Bulldogs by as many as 12 points in the first half.

“They came out real aggressive,” said Niang, who also had five rebounds and two steals. “They caught us off guard in the beginning; then we had to go back to the drawing board and get back at them.”

Jeremiah Kreisberg led Yale (4-10) with 16 points and Javier Duren scored 12 for the Bulldogs.

Top 25 Women

No. 24 Texas A&M 80
Rice 57

College Station, Texas — Kelsey Bone had 24 points and 14 rebounds and No. 24 Texas A&M beat Rice.

Bone, who has scored 15 or more points in her last seven games, led four Aggies in double figures. Kristi Bellock scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Karla Gilbert also scored 12 and Adrienne Pratcher had 11 points. Texas A&M led 49-30 at halftime.

The Aggies (10-4) made 53 percent of their shots from the field and only attempted two 3-pointers, missing both. All four of A&M’s losses are to teams ranked 11th or above.

Jessica Kuster had 18 points and eight rebounds and Megan Palmer scored 15 points for the Owls (8-5). Rice shot 37 percent from the field.

Texas A&M leads series 30-10 between the former Southwest Conference rivals.