Kansas coach Mark Mangino says the Jayhawks will face an improved Iowa State team when they matchup in Lawrence this weekend. The Jayhawks are 4-0 and ranked 16th in the latest A-P top 25 while the Cyclones are 3-2 after a heart breaking loss to Kansas State. He says the Cyclones will feel they let one get away, so his team will have to be ready Saturday.
Kansas did not play last week and Mangino says the time off came at a good point in the schedule because they are getting ready for conference play and spent a lot of time on fundamentals. Mangino says there is no chance the Jayhawks will overlook the Cyclones. In last year’s meeting Iowa State raced out to a 20-0 halftime lead before Kansas rallied for a 35-33 victory.
He says they were outplayed in the first half last year and showed a lot of character coming back. Mangino says they learned you can’t take anybody lightly in the Big 12 and he doesn’t think they will have that problem Saturday.