Sophomore guard Scott Christopherson is playing through an illness to try and help the Iowa State Cyclones. Christopherson has played with mononucleosis since mid January but he had a career high 19 points in the Cyclone’s Wednesday night loss at home to Oklahoma State.

Christopherson says he doesn’t want to be sick, and so he’s not going to tell himself he is sick. He says he’s not 100%, but will go into games telling himself he is.

I.S.U. coach Greg McDermott appreciates the effort, as he says the effort is unbelievable and there are not many guys who will play through what he has played through.

Iowa State takes a 2-9 Big 12 record into a matchup at home against 24th rated Texas A@M on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies are 7-4 in the league race.