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Jayhawks Outlast Cyclones 83 — 78

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Wigginton’s 27, Jackson’s 20 not enough for the ‘Clones tonight.

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Mykhailiuk opened this game with three straight threes, and it appeared he would end up a lot more than the six threes that he actually made. Donovan and Lindell helped pace the Cyclones, but the Jayhawks would keep marginally ahead for most of the first half.

At the 9:45 mark of the first half, Lindell Wigginton made a layup to bring the game to a 22-24 deficit, and the Cyclones really couldn’t get over that hump and would go into halftime down 40-37.

The second half started a little better in that Weiler-Babb hit a 3 and to tie and then Lindell following a steal would put the Cyclones up 42-40. I believe we only had the lead for three seconds this game. The Jayhawks, led by Malik Newman, would go on a 12-0 run. A Cameron Lard layup would bring the Cyclones to within one and as was par for the course tonight, the Jayhawks would hit a 3.

At both 10:20 and 9:41 remaining, Jackson would hit a 3 to keep the Cyclones in it.

Malik Newman would continue his tear of points (to finish with a career high 27) late in the second half. Iowa State would always keep it close, but not close enough in this one. Lindell would hit a three with six seconds left but that wouldn’t be enough.

Unfortunately, there were no big balls shots to be made to win the game tonight and the Cyclones ran out of gas.


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