FINAL: No. 6 Kansas 92, No. 16 Iowa State 81


Junior forward Dustin Hogue gets blocked by Kansas’s Perry Ellis during Iowa State’s 92-81 loss to Kansas on Jan. 29 at Allen Fieldhouse. 

Alex Halsted

The Lowdown

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Every time Kansas began pulling away, Iowa State would find a way to pull back within reaching distance. 

The Kansas (16-4, 7-0 Big 12) runs eventually proved to be too much, though, as the Jayhawks completed a regular season sweep of Iowa State (15-4, 3-4) with a 92-79 victory at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. 

Kansas jumped to a 19-9 lead to start the game and led by as many as 16 points in the first half before the Cyclones closed within three at halftime. 

The Cyclones were led by Georges Niang, who scored 24 points in the loss. DeAndre Kane added 22 points for the Cyclones while Melvin Ejim scored 18.

Iowa State returns to the court at 3 p.m. Saturday when it takes on Oklahoma at Hilton Coliseum.

Turning Point

Iowa State was within three points at 75-72 with 3:27 remaining in the game when ISU forward Dustin Hogue was called for an intentional foul as Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins went up for a layup.

Wiggins hit both free throws for the Jayhawks and scored on a tip-in on the ensuing possession. He added a dunk on a breakaway on the next possession to bring fans at Allen Fieldhouse to their feet, forcing Iowa State to call a timeout trailing 81-72. 

X Factor

Andrew Wiggins — The Kansas freshman scored 29 points on 10-of-16 from the field. Wiggins went 4-of-6 beyond the arc. Wiggins scored 12 points in the first half and added another 17 points in the second, including six consecutive points down the stretch to help Kansas pull away. 

By the Numbers

2005 — With the loss against Kansas on Wednesday night, the last win for Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse remains a victory in 2005. 

19 — The Jayhawks scored 19 second chance points off 11 offensive rebounds in their victory against the Cyclones. Iowa State scored four second chance points. 

64 — DeAndre Kane, Melvin Ejim and Georges Niang combined for 64 of Iowa State’s 79 points, going 25-of-44 from the field.