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Florida A&M upsets Iowa St. 70-68, marks first victory over Power 5 opponent in school history

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 21:55:14-05

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Rod Melton Jr. scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half, D.J. Jones added 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, and Florida A&M beat Iowa State 70-68.

The Rattlers have won back-to-back games after opening the season with nine consecutive losses.

The Cyclones were without leading-scorer Tyrese Haliburton (17.3 points per game).

The sophomore guard, who leads the Big 12 in assists (7.7) and steals (2.6) per game, missed the game due to a wrist injury suffered in practice and is expected to play in the Big 12 opener on Saturday.

The win over Iowa State also marked the first victory over a Power 5 opponent in school history.