Iowa State and Kansas State both had a very slow start to this game, with Kansas State leading 5-4 at the first TV timeout.
The shooting woes continued, but Iowa State pulled out of it and branched out to a 38-28 lead with 1:23 left in the first half thanks to Talen Horton-Tucker’s buckets. He made the last 14 points of the first half for the Cyclones. The Cyclone faithful hoped the ten point margin would hold until half, but Barry Brown Jr. had other ideas to trim the margin to seven.
Talen would hit Iowa State’s first basket of the second half and Iowa State would keep the pressure as much as they could, even with the Wildcats sinking their claws into every possession and minimizing the margin held by Iowa State.
Dean Wade pulled up limping, and had to sit out the rest of the game.
Lard made his 4/4 shots with 2:55 left in the game and even got a technical following a dunk assessed against him, but the free throws mattered not and the Cyclones got the win.
⬇️— Iowa State Men’s Basketball (@CycloneMBB) February 16, 2019
Highlights of ISU's 78-64 win at No. 18 K-State, courtesy of @cyslockeroom! pic.twitter.com/TqOabWP5Lg
Next up is the Baylor Bears at home on Tuesday.