A late 8-0 run allowed Iowa State to take control and hand #11 K-State its second loss of the week, 73-67 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Wildcat junior forward Shane Southwell hit a three-pointer at the top of the key to give K-State a 56-55 lead with 7:33 to go. But, the Cyclones got a layup from Chris Babb to take the lead, a pair of free throws from Korie Lucious, a Will Clyburn jumper, and then a dunk from Melvin Ejim with 5:27 remaining to grab a 63-56 lead. The Cats would pull within 65-62 with 3:28 left on an Angel Rodriguez layup and a DJ Johnson jumper. A pair of offensive rebounds from Will Clyburn allowed Iowa State to keep K-State at arms length with five second-chance points. Rodney McGruder would get K-State within three points again at 70-67 with 53 seconds on the clock, however Lucious made a layup with 13 seconds left to seal the Cyclone win over the Cats.
Clyburn led Iowa State (14-5, 4-2) with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Georges Niang had 15 points and five rebounds. Will Spradling hit four of five three-point attempts to top K-State (15-4, 4-2) with 15 points. McGruder chipped in with 13 points, and Southwell added 11.
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