Cyclones overpowered by Wildcats

Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton shoots a 3-pointer during the Cyclones’ 78-66 loss to Kansas State. 

Aaron Marner

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Iowa State (13-13, 4-10 Big 12) fell to Kansas State (19-8, 8-6 Big 12) by a final score of 78-66 on Saturday afternoon. The Cyclones are now 0-8 on the road this season.

Iowa State started slow. The Wildcats took a 12-6 lead into the first media timeout, thanks in large part to an edge on the offensive glass. Kansas State grabbed an early 8-2 rebounding advantage, which led to four quick second chance points.

Both teams went ice cold for a stretch, resulting in a low-scoring affair.

The Cyclones used a 7-0 run to tie the game at 28 apiece with 1:46 left in the first half.

Iowa State ended on a hot streak to tie the game at 33-all at the halftime break. Freshman guard Lindell Wigginton led the Cyclones with nine points in the first half. Redshirt freshman forward Cameron Lard added seven points and a team-high four rebounds.

Just like the first half, Kansas State got out to a lead early in the second. The Wildcats used a 21-6 run to get to a 54-39 lead within the first seven minutes of the half.

From there, the game got away from the Cyclones. Kansas State extended the lead to as many as 19 points.

Wigginton finished with 11. Lard finished with a team-high 15 points.

The Cyclones host TCU on Wednesday, Feb. 21. at 7 p.m.