It didn't take long for the Cy-Hawk game to get heated

Matthew Bain
Hawk Central

IOWA CITY, Ia. — It wouldn't be a Cy-Hawk game without a little tension, right?

Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl (35) gets tangled up with Iowa State forward Michael Jacobson (12) while Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm (far left) runs in during a NCAA Cy-Hawk series men's basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

It didn't take long for emotions to boil over Thursday between Iowa and Iowa State.

About 14 minutes into the first half, Iowa's Cordell Pemsl drew a charge on Iowa State's Talen Horton-Tucker. After the play, Iowa's Connor McCaffery and Iowa State's Michael Jacobson appeared to jaw back and forth. Pemsl then strode over and shoved Jacobson, who came right back and shoved Pemsl.

Players from both teams tried to separate the players, and Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm eventually ran over to prevent things from escalating.

The result? Three dead-ball contact fouls on Pemsl, McCaffery and Jacobson. Iowa State's Marial Shayok made one of two free throws.

Iowa led Iowa State 45-38 at halftime.