Iowa State’s home court winning streak is over at 22. Elijah Johnson poured in a career high 39 points as sixth ranked Kansas posted a 108-96 victory in overtime. Once again, the Cyclones faltered in the waning moments of regulation and allowed Kansas to wiggle off the hook and the Jayhawks took control in overtime.
“It’s so difficult to have that happen here when we get up five I thought we had a good defensive posession,” ISU coach Fred Hoiberg said. He said they had Johnson guarded a few times and he rose up and hit long threes.
The Cyclones canned 17 three pointers in the game but were 0-6 from behind the arc in overtime as they fell to the Jayhawks in overtime for the second time this season. “That’s as good as anybody’s played against Kansas this year….you’ve just got to find a way to get those stops, grind them out and close those games, close them out,” Hoiberg said.
Korey Lucious led Iowa State with 23 points as the Cyclones fall to 9-6 in the Big 12 and 19-9 overall.