Ames, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting to lead No. 14 Iowa State to a 73-56 win over UMKC Tuesday.
Dejean-Jones paced all scorers, and Monte Morris chipped in 13 points with five assists and three steals for the Cyclones (6-1).
Georges Niang was only 1-of-4 from the field, but he finished the game with nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Frank Williams Jr. led UMKC (3-7) with 14 points and added a pair of steals.
He was followed closely by Collin Jennings with 11 points off the bench, including 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Martez Harrison contributed 10 points and five boards.
UMKC hung in the game, but it could not quite cut its deficit to single digits in the second half. With 12:23 remaining in the game, a pair of Deshon Taylor free throws pulled the Kangaroos within 11, but a Morris jumper on the next possession held UMKC at bay.
With under five minutes left, a UMKC turnover led to a transition alley-oop pass from Naz Long and emphatic dunk by Abdel Nader to extend the Cyclones' advantage to 66-47.
After UMKC scored the first basket of the game, Iowa State went on an 11-0 run to take control. Dejean-Jones scored six of those points, and Niang's triple capped the run.
The high-water mark for the Cyclones' first half lead came with 3:33 left. Dejean-Jones hit a 3-pointer to extend their lead to 41-20.
"He scored from all over," Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said of Dejean- Jones. "He's playing with a lot of confidence right now."
The Kangaroos recorded a 7-0 run to finish the half. Williams Jr. hit a shot from beyond the arc with 2:03 left, and a Jennings jumper 50 seconds later cut the Iowa State advantage to 41-27 at the break.
Iowa State has won 25 non-conference games in a row at home ... The Cyclones lead the all-time series with UMKC 4-0 ... Long has hit a 3-pointer in 15 consecutive games ... UMKC fell to 0-20 all-time against ranked opponents ... Harrison has scored double digit points in 27 straight games ... Iowa State returns to the court Friday against in-state rival Iowa, and UMKC hosts Omaha.