Iowa State got the quick start coach Fred Hoiberg wanted but after that it was all Kansas as the eighth ranked Jayhawks rolled to an 89-76 win over the 11th ranked Cyclones in Lawrence. The Jayhawks connected on 10 of 21 from three point range to improve to 8-1 in the Big 12.
ISU coach Fred Hoiberg says their 9 turnovers in the first half hurt them as he says you have to take care of the ball against Kansas. The Jayhawks built a seven point halftime advantage and led by as many as 17 in the second half. “That first half with the turnovers to let them get their rhythm and they get dunks and this place gets so loud…that’s when they get confidence,” Hoiber says.
Georges Niang led Iowa State with 24 points as the Cyclones fall to 6-3 in the Big 12. “It’s frustrating for me and all the guys because you will put your heart into this,” Niang says. He says this will motivate them to get better as there is a lot of the season left.
Iowa State is 16-5 overall and will host Texas Tech on Saturday.