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Naz Long scores career-high 26 points and Iowa State drills UNC-Wilmington 95-62

  • Iowa State guard Naz Long, right, reacts with teammate Monte Morris after making a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNC Wilmington, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State guard Naz Long, right, reacts with teammate Monte Morris after making a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNC Wilmington, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue, right, drives to the basket past UNC Wilmington guard Addison Spruill, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue, right, drives to the basket past UNC Wilmington guard Addison Spruill, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

Naz Long hit eight 3s en route to a career-high 26 points and Iowa State pounded UNC-Wilmington 95-62 on Sunday.

Georges Niang had 16 points and DeAndre Kane added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Cyclones, (1-0), who cruised to their 16th straight win in a home opener.

Iowa State hit 15 3s — two shy of the school record set last year against Kansas — and closed the first half on a 38-9 run. Long had six 3s in the first half, becoming the first Iowa State player since 2008 to accomplish that feat.

Chris Dixon had 15 points for UNC-Wilmington (0-2). The Seahawks lost to Iowa by 43 points on Friday.