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  • 16 Jul
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Deonte Burton launched soft, feathery jumpers from the perimeter and was just as effective muscling his way to the basket when he found that more to his and No. 21 Iowa States advantage.The Cyclones burly 6-foot-5 forward is tough to defend wherever he is on the court. Just ask the Miami Hurricanes.We dont have anybody as big and strong as he is. Hes 250. Most of our guys are like 200, 220, Miami coach Jim Larranaga said after Burton scored 21 points and Iowa State used a 17-2 second-half run to pull away to a 73-56 victory in the AdvoCare Invitational at Disney World on Friday.Burton, the 2016 Big 12 newcomer of the year, made eight of 16, including both of his 3-pointers, to bounce back from what he felt was a subpar performance in the Cyclones tournament-opening victory over Indiana State. He also finished with a team-leading seven rebounds.I had a good game because of my teammates. Yesterday I didnt play too well, but they stuck by me, Burton said. They told me I would do better. They instilled belief in me, and it showed.Iowa State (5-0) advanced to Sundays championship game, also playing much better than Thursday , when the Cyclones shot 34.2 percent against Indiana State -- their lowest field-goal percentage in a win since 2007.Matt Thomas had 12 points and Nazareth Mitrou-Long added 10 for the Cyclones.Im really proud of our guys, the resiliency and leadership, the character of our seniors, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. (Thursday) was a tough game. I read a lot, you hear what everybody says. I like when people doubt us. Its good. It keeps you more focused. It keeps you humble. But the thing that I was most proud of was the thing people question about us, our toughness and our defense. I think that won the game for us today.Darrell Bowie hit an awkward layup as he tumbled to the floor and also hit a short jumper during a 17-2 run the Cyclones put together over an 8-minute stretch of the second half.I thought Iowa State was very sharp. If you look at their stats from (Thursday), they didnt make a free throw. Today, they didnt miss, so every day is a little different, Larranaga said. Today, we just couldnt make a shot. Some of it had to do with their defense, but we were uncharacteristically in a hurry. We had 19 turnovers. We dont normally do that, and a lot of the turnovers were unforced.JaQuan Newton led Miami with 21 points. Backcourt mate Davon Reed added 13 for the Hurricanes, who shot 36 percent from the field, including going just 2 of 16 on 3-point attempts.Burton hit a jumper, Donovan Jackson buried a 3-pointer and Monte Morris hit two free throws to finish the surge that broke the game open. Morris finished with six points -- well below his team-leading average of 19 for Iowa State -- but it didnt matter.The Cyclones built a 35-29 lead without getting any points out of their star, who finished 2 for 8 from the field.BIG PICTURECoaches use early season tournaments to prepare for conference play. Iowa State passed its first real test of the season, beating a team on the verge of cracking the Top 25 after shooting poorly in Thursdays opening round victory over Indiana State. Despite the loss, Miami figures to benefit from having faced Stanford and Iowa State before heading home for the ACC/Big Ten ChallengeHOLIDAY WINNINGSIowa State is 8-1 in holiday tournaments over the past four seasons. The Cyclones won the Emerald Coast Classic last season, finished second in the 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic and first in the 2013 Diamond Head Classic.POLL IMPLICATIONSIowa State would bolster an argument for a higher ranking by winning Sundays final. 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PHILADELPHIA -- Nelson Agholors blunders could send the former first-round pick to the sideline.The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver Paul Turner off the practice squad on Monday, a day after Agholor had a costly penalty and no catches in a 25-16 loss at Seattle.Agholor, the 20th overall pick in the 2015 draft, has underperformed in his first two seasons in Philadelphia. He has 50 receptions for 547 yards and two touchdowns in 23 games.Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to go forward, coach Doug Pederson said . Sometimes that can help clear your head.Agholor lined up almost 2 yards behind the line of scrimmage and was called for illegal formation to nullify a 57-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz that wouldve given Philadelphia a lead in the second quarter.Wide receivers coach Greg Lewis and the official nearest to Agholor were signaling for him to move forward, but he didnt see them.Agholor then dropped a perfect pass 20 yards downfield that wouldve gone for a long gain. Afterward, he admitted hes thinking about his mistakes .I just have to get out of my own head, he said. Im pressing so much and worried about so many things.Because Im thinking too much and so worried and its a selfish thing that needs to stop. I need to give my energy to my teammates and this organization and not myself and feeling so pressured to make every single thing. Just have fun.Pederson hinted that Agholor could be inactive next Monday night when the Eagles (5-5) host the struggling Packers (4-6).I will definitely have a conversation with Nelson, Pederson said. Those are definitely concerns that I have, now that hes obviously come out and said that publicly. My concern is forr him as an individual, as a person, and I want to make sure that hes in a good spot.ddddddddddddTurner, an undrafted free agent from Louisiana Tech, was Philadelphias leading receiver in the preseason. He has spent the first 11 weeks on the practice squad and now gets his chance to prove he should play.We gave him some work last week in practice and just feel like this is a good opportunity now, not only for him, but for us to see where hes at, see what he can do and give him an opportunity, Pederson said.On the injury front, the Eagles got mixed news.Running backs Ryan Mathews is day to day with a mild sprain in his right knee and versatile back Darren Sproles has a nondisplaced rib fracture. Sproles shouldnt miss any games and Mathews likely will be ready to go.But rookie right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai will be sidelined after suffering a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee. Cornerback Leodis McKelvin is in the concussion protocol.Allen Barbre will move from left guard to take Vaitais spot and Stefan Wisniewski would replace Barbre. Vaitai has been filling in for Lane Johnson, who returns from his 10-game suspension in four weeks.Game notes CB Aaron Grymes was released to make room on the roster for Turner. ... TE Brent Celek has played through a similar injury to Sproles. ... S Terrence Brooks is expected to return after missing two games with a hamstring injury.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL .---Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP-RobMaaddi ' ' '