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College Basketball: #13 Iowa State drubs #8 Kansas, 68-53

AMES - The No. 13 Iowa State Cyclones remained unbeaten at home in soundly defeating No. 8 Kansas, 68-53, Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.

AMES – The No. 13 Iowa State Cyclones (16-6, 7-3 Big 12) remained unbeaten at home (12-0) by defeating its sixth top-25 opponent in a 68-53 victory over No. 8 Kansas (18-5, 6-4 Big 12) Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.

The sold-out crowd watched the Cyclones hold the Jayhawks to 39 percent from the field, well below their season average, and halt a seven-game losing streak to their conference rival.

There were many heroes for the Cyclones, including Jaren Holmes, who scored 15 points after a scoreless first half. Tre King tallied 10 points from off the bench and Tamin Lipsey had an incredible stat line. The rookie from Ames had nine points, eight rebounds and a career-high 10 assists.

The Cyclones were solid on offense, but their defense might have been the story of the game. ISU made it hard for KU to get open looks and forced 20 turnovers while committing only 10. The 53 points allowed was the lowest by a KU team against ISU since 1999.

Jalen Wilson led Kansas with 26 points.

How It Happened

Hilton Coliseum in Ames, home of the Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State raced out to an early lead, moving ahead 13-5 with just under 13 minutes left in the first half. KU cut the Cyclone lead to 20-18 moments later, as Wilson got hot with a couple of treys.

King then scored back-to-back buckets and Lipsey had a hustle play putback to push the lead to eight points (26-18).

The Cyclones closed the half with seven-straight points to mount a 33-21 lead at the break. Gabe Kalscheur made a desperation three with the shot clock winding down and King scored again, his fifth field goal in five attempts, to keep ISU on top.

ISU held KU to just 32 percent shooting in the opening period.

A Holmes trey gave the Cyclones a 13-point advantage early in the second half, but a 8-0 run by KU diminished the ISU lead to 36-31 with under 16 minutes remaining. Holmes helped the Cyclones bounce back with six-straight points, including a shot from long-range, to raise the lead to 42-31.

The Cyclone lead jumped to 18 points (54-36) with 10:08 remaining, as Caleb Grill had five points in a 7-0 run. The Jayhawks never threatened the rest of the way.

Top Performance
Tre King had one of his best performances as a Cyclone, coming off the bench to score 10 points, all in the first half to help the Cyclones out of the gates. King made his first five field goal attempts and was 5-of-7 from the field. Most of King’s baskets were on contested baseline jumpers.

-Iowa State has won 12-straight games at Hilton Coliseum, tied for the longest streak in the Big 12.
-Iowa State has five Top-10 victories in the last two seasons.
-Iowa State has 30 wins over ranked opponents at Hilton Coliseum since 2010, the fourth-most in the nation.
-T.J. Otzelberger became the fourth coach in school history with five or more wins over AP Top 10 teams.
-Saturday marked the first time since Feb. 28, 1999 that Iowa State defeated Kansas while holding them to under 60 points.
-Tamin Lipsey has collected a career-high 10 assists against the Jayhawks.
-Lipsey became the second freshman to ever collect double digit assists against Kansas. Will Blalock was the first Cyclone to achieve the feat when he tallied 11 assists against the Jayhawks during the 2003-04 campaign.
-Jaren Holmes appeared in the 100th game of his career.
-Osun Osunniyi surpassed 1,300 points for his career.

What’s Next
Iowa State travels to West Virginia on Wednesday (Feb. 8). Tipoff is at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

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