Cyclones drop season finale 67-55 to Kansas State

Daily Staff

The ISU men’s basketball team dropped its season finale, 67-55 at Kansas State on Saturday.

The KSU victory sealed the Wildcats’ (22-9, 10-6 Big 12) fate as the No. 4 seed in this week’s Big 12 Conference Championship, while the Cyclones (16-15, 3-13) will be the No. 12 seed in the tournament.

Iowa State led the game as late as the 15-minute mark of the second half, but Jacob Pullen and the Wildcats were too much, and a 12-5 KSU run in the last four minutes of the game put the young Cyclones away.

Pullen led Kansas State with 17 points, while ISU guard Diante Garrett led the Cyclones in four categories, points [18], assists [five], steals [four, a career high] and blocks [one]. Garrett was the only Cyclone in double figures.

The Cyclones will now face Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 tournament, beginning play at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.