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Iowa State’s Monte’ Morris can’t wait to shoot at Sprint Center

Iowa State's Monte' Morris loves Sprint Center's rims

Iowa State guard Monte' Morris, who is recovering from a shoulder injury as the Cyclones prepare to face Oklahoma in the Big 12 quarterfinals Thursday (about 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU) is 8 for 13 from three-point range in his Big 12 Tournament career.
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Iowa State guard Monte' Morris, who is recovering from a shoulder injury as the Cyclones prepare to face Oklahoma in the Big 12 quarterfinals Thursday (about 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU) is 8 for 13 from three-point range in his Big 12 Tournament career.

Monte’ Morris is counting on the Iowa State training staff to get him right for Thursday’s Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal against Oklahoma.

“I love the rims,” Morris said Wednesday after the Cyclones held a shootaround at the Sprint Center. “I’ve loved them since I first came here as a freshman. I like them better than any venue we’ve played at. I should have some good shooting games if they get me right.

“This is a great atmosphere, seems like every time I let the ball go, it feels good.”

Morris, a junior guard, was held out of the shootaround and hasn’t practiced this week because of a shoulder injury. He leads the Big 12 in assists at 7.1 per game and is seventh in the league in scoring at 14.2 points per game.

If Morris plays against the Sooners — tipoff is set for around 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU — he will look to continue his hot shooting at Sprint, where he is 8 for 13 from three-point range (61.5 percent), and 23 for 47 overall from the floor (48.9 percent) in six Big 12 Tournament games, all Iowa State victories.

“Hopefully I can get through it tomorrow night,” he said.

Chris Fickett: 816-234-4354, @ChrisFickett

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