GAMER: Third times the charm for Iowa State against Kansas 94-83


Kelby Wingert/Iowa State Daily

Kansas’ Jamari Traylor falls over junior forward Dustin Hogue during the first half of the Big 12 Championship semifinal game March 14 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The Cyclones defeated the Jayhawks 94-83, advancing to the final round for the first time since 2000.

Dean Berhow-Goll

The Lowdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Against Kansas at the Big 12 Tournament, the third time was the charm. 

Iowa State rode hot shooting and clutch play in the second half from Georges Niang to a 94-83 win against Kansas. That’s the second time Iowa State has won against Kansas in 20 attempts. 

Niang finished with 25 points on 11-of-22 shooting. Kane finished with 20 and Ejim had 19. 

Turning Point 

Daniel Edozie played the most meaningful minutes of his career tonight against Kansas. With 16:16 left in the second half, Edozie scored a three-point play to spark a 15-7 run over the next 3:48 of the game, capped off by Naz Long’s only 3-pointer of the night to make it 66-57. 

X Factor

Georges Niang – In the second half, Niang totaled 14 points in the second half. He was 11-of-22 from the field. He finished with 25 points, seven assists and two rebounds. 

By The Numbers

11 — Iowa State averages eight made 3-pointers per game. They hit x on the night, a new Big 12 semifinal record. 

5 — Deandre Kane hit 5-of-6 3-pointers on the night.

22 — Even though he scored 22 points, it came on 7-of-21 shots. Iowa State made it difficult for the star freshman the entire game. 

53 — Perry Ellis career stat line. He has 53 on 21-of-24 shooting in his career against Iowa State at the Big 12 Tournament.