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AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said last month that forward Deonte Burtons goal should be to get a double-double every game. Mitchell Trubisky Womens Jersey .Burton got his first one out of the way Monday night, helping the 20th-ranked Cyclones through their first bout of minor adversity this season.Monte Morris scored 18 points, Matt Thomas added 13 and Iowa State beat Mount St. Marys 73-55.Burton had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Cyclones (2-0), whove won their first two games by an average of 30 points.Hes made such great strides. Im very, very proud of him. But now hes got to continue to push himself to make the next step, Prohm said.Mount St. Marys (0-2) got within 10 early in the second half, but six Cyclones scored during a 15-1 run that put the game out of reach.Iowa State outrebounded Mount St. Marys 50-38, but it also shot an uncharacteristic 4 of 16 from 3-point range.Nick Weiler-Babb scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting and pulled down five rebounds for the Cyclones.It was a win. It probably wasnt our best performance offensively. At times defensively also, Morris said.Elijah Long, the brother of Iowa States Naz Mitrou-Long, had 19 points to lead the Mountaineers.BIG PICTUREIowa State: Through two games, its clear the rebuilt Cyclones have a ton of talent -- and theyre much deeper than they were a year ago. But fans wont start to find out if that will translate vs. top competition until next week, when the Iowa State travels to Orlando for a tournament that could include a matchup with No. 14 Gonzaga.Mount St. Marys: Long finally got to play against his brother with roughly 20 family members in attendance -- and Elijah helped his team keep it respectable. The Mountaineers showed some fight too, pushing the Cyclones after falling behind by 17 at halftime.POLL IMPLICATIONSIowa State jumped up four spots on Monday simply by throttling Savannah State on Friday. A few more blowouts and a few more losses by teams ahead of the Cyclones could help Iowa State inch further up the poll.SIMEONS SUSPENSIONIowa State announced before the game that reserve Simeon Carter had been suspended three games for violating team rules. Its yet another setback for the once-promising recruit, who appears to be out of Prohms rotation for the second year in a row.HONORING DEJEAN-JONESIowa State honored former player Bryce Dejean-Jones, who was killed over the summer after a promising rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans, by wearing warmup shirts with his number. A lot of people that didnt know him probably had their own opinion of him. But me personally, starting with the guy and seeing how he carried himself and preparing for games, it was big time, said Morris, who played with Dejean-Jones in 2014-15.UP NEXTIowa State hosts The Citadel on Sunday, and theres little doubt ball movement will be on the agenda in practice this week. The Cyclones had just 14 assists on 30 baskets.Mount St. Marys continues a brutal stretch of nine road games to start 2016-17 when it plays Minnesota on Wednesday.---More college basketball at www.collegebasketball.ap.org Khalil Mack Bears Jersey .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. Chicago Bears Jerseys . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. http://www.bearsfootballpro.com/Authentic_Jim-McMahon_Bears_Jersey/ . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. India captain MS Dhoni blamed the absence of big partnerships for his teams six-run defeat to New Zealand on a Feroz Shah Kotla pitch that was slow and had variable bounce.After New Zealand had made 242, India stitched together sizeable partnerships in their chase but lost clumps of wickets on two occasions. First, Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey departed in the space of four balls in the 19th over, and then Dhoni, Axar Patel and Amit Mishra fell in a nine-ball span during overs 40 and 41, with Martin Guptill accounting for the last two of those dismissals in his only over of the match.If you see there were quite a few partnerships, but we kept losing wickets after every partnership, Dhoni said. When you are chasing a score like this it is important that you need to keep a few wickets because the runs were coming. Even if you need six or seven runs an over in the end it can easily be achieved but our problem was that we kept losing the wickets. In fact in the 41st over we lost two wickets.Its not about one batsman, I felt we lost wickets throughout. Any batsman could have said that had I contributed 10 percent more we would have won the game. So it was the responsibility of the whole batting unit. I felt the bowlers did well.Dhoni said the pitch continued to slow down despite the dew, which generally ensured the ball came on to the bat better. I felt it was best to bat in the day time as the game kept progressing the wicket got slightly slower and slower with a bit of variable bounce, he said. Also, if you lose one or two wickets that slowws you down to an extent. Akiem Hicks Youth Jersey. Then, if you have that partnership and still lose a wicket again, again you have to start from scratch.He defended the decision to bowl first and said 242 was a par score on the pitch. If any of our batsman had batted 15 minutes more we would have won the game, he said. The bowlers did well to come back into the game. Initially it was difficult to contain their batsmen and they played some proper shots, not to forget we dropped two catches off [Kane] Williamson. That also has a bit of a bearing. Overall I was happy with 240-245, because that was very much something we could have achieved.Dhoni also lauded Jasprit Bumrahs ability to bowl inch-perfect yorkers, and said his consistency made him his go-to man, particularly at the death. After a tight spell up front, Bumrah returned to clean up New Zealands lower order with yorkers and slower deliveries and finished with figures of 3 for 35.Right from the time he began his international career he has always been someone who can bowl yorkers at will, and thats why he has been someone I can always bank upon, Dhoni said. A lot of times I had to see how every bowler is bowling and then decide who will bowl the last few but with Bumrah be it any condition or situation he has always been someone who gives me those last few overs. He practices that way, he has an awkward action. Still credit to him for consistently bowling those yorkers. ' ' ' 

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