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College Basketball: No. 20 Cyclones host No. 10 Kansas tonight in Ames

AMES, Iowa – No. 20 Iowa State hosts a top-20 showdown as it welcomes No. 10 Kansas to Hilton Coliseum Tuesday night.

The Matchup: No. 20 Iowa State (16-5, 3-5 Big 12) vs. No. 10 Kansas (17-3, 6-1 Big 12)
Where: Ames, Iowa – Hilton Coliseum (14,267)
When: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m. (CST)
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Varsity Radio App
Talent: John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Analyst)
Talent: Rich Hollenberg (PxP), Fran Fraschilla (Analyst)
Webcast: WatchESPN
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Tickets: Limited tickets are still available for Tuesday’s game. Click here to purchase.

Hilton Coliseum in Ames, home of the Iowa State Cyclones

– Iowa State, 12-2 at home, plays the second of back-to-back games at Hilton Coliseum when it hosts Kansas, looking for a home win over the Jayhawks for the first time since 2019.
– The Cyclones, who are No. 20 in the AP Top 25 and have been ranked 10 straight weeks, are one of six schools nationally with at least six Quad 1 victories.
– The Cyclones have already snapped losing streaks of 18-straight games overall, eight home games, 25 games against power conference opponents, 28 games away from Hilton Coliseum, 25 games in true road contests, 24 games to Big 12 opponents, 19 games to nationally ranked opponents and 24 conference road games.
– Izaiah Brockington has proven himself among the Big 12’s elite players … he was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List … the Philadelphia native is having a career year in scoring, rebounding and FG shooting … Brockington has a Big 12-best seven double-doubles.
– Brockington, the Big 12 Player of the Week, had 26 points against OSU and  15 points against Missouri, shooting 50 percent from the field in the two wins … he is the only player in the Big 12 averaging at least 16 points and 7 rebounds … Brockington is third in the league in scoring and second in rebounding.
– Tyrese Hunter, who leads all true freshmen nationally with 44 steals, was named to the Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year Watch List on Thursday.
– ISU has one of the nation’s top defenses, allowing just 60.5 points per game and holding opponents to 41.2 percent shooting from the field and 27.2 percent behind the arc … 12 of 21 opponents have scored 64 or fewer points.

– Iowa State held Missouri to 31.8 percent shooting in the second half on its way to a dominant 67-50 win in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday … the Cyclones closed the first half on an 8-0 run to lead 32-29 at the break … the Cyclones shot 58.3 percent from the field, making 5-of-8 3-pointers, in the second half … Izaiah Brockington led the Cyclones with 15 points, while Tyrese Hunter chipped in 14 points … Aljaz Kunc (11 points) led the Cyclone bench, which tallied 25 points in the win … Hunter had four assists and zero turnovers, his first career game without a miscue.

– Iowa State and Kansas are playing for the 254th time … the Kansas series is ISU’s longest running series, dating back to 1908.
– Nine of the last 18 games in the series have been decided by seven points or less.
– Kansas has won five straight in the series after edging the Cyclones, 62-61, in Lawrence on Jan. 11 … ISU made a furious rally and took the lead with 16 second left on a Brockington jumper, but Dajuan Harris made a layup with four second left that proved to be the difference.
– ISU has 10 wins against Bill Self coached Kansas teams, second most behind only Oklahoma State (11).
– ISU is 394-614 against teams currently in the Big 12 Conference.
– George Conditt is averaging 1.1 blocks per game in his career against Kansas.
– KU guard Jalen Coleman-Lands played for the Cyclones last season, making 22 starts in 23 games and finishing second on the team with 14.3 points per contest … he led the Cyclones with 58 3-pointers made shooting at 39.5 percent clip.
– ISU’s Tristan Enaruna played two seasons for Kansas, playing in 55 games for the Jayhawks before transferring to Iowa State.
– Kansas’ Director of Basketball Operations Fred Quartlebaum was an assistant coach at Iowa State under Wayne Morgan for one season (2003-04).

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