MANHATTAN, Kan.- No. 23 Iowa State (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) won its third road game vs. a ranked team in a 78-64 victory over No. 18 Kansas State (19-6, 9-3 Big 12) Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum.
The win avenged an earlier loss to the Wildcats, as the Cyclones picked up their fourth victory on the road vs. a Big 12 foe.
The Cyclones broke open a close game with a key 10-0 run in the final six minutes of the game to secure the victory.
Lindell Wigginton (5) and Talen Horton-Tucker (6) equaled or set career-highs in 3-pointers, helping the Cyclones tie their season high in treys with 14. Wigginton finished with 23 points and Horton-Tucker had 20.
Marial Shayok chipped in with 13 points and grabbed 13 boards for his second double-double of the season.
How It Happened
Iowa State led at the break 38-31 thanks to Horton-Tucker. The freshman scored 14 first-half points, including a 4-of-6 effort from downtown.
ISU had an 11-0 run to en route to an early 19-11 lead, but the Wildcats cut the lead to one point (24-23) with 5:35 left in the first stanza. Horton-Tucker then scored 11 points in the remainder of the half, but Barry Brown, who had 16 first-half points, buried a half-court shot right at the buzzer to make it 38-31 at the break.
Iowa State held a nine-point lead until a 7-0 KSU run trimmed the deficit to 50-48 with under 11 minutes remaining in the game. Wigginton then hit a 3-pointer and Cameron Lard dunked one home to put ISU back out in front 57-50.
Moments later, KSU cut the lead to one point, but Wigginton again answered with a pair of 3-pointers to help ISU move ahead 64-58 with 5:15 left in the game.
A 3-point play by Marial Shayok then spearheaded a 10-0 run that gave the Cyclones a 74-60 lead with 1:30 remaining.
Players of Note
Talen Horton-Tucker tallied 20 points, including 15 in the first half, to pace the Cyclones. He was 6-of-9 from 3-point range to set a career high. It was his fifth 20-point game in his rookie season.
Lindell Wigginton tallied 15 of his 23 points in the second half en route to his 15th 20-point outing of his career (23). Wigginton equaled his career high in 3-pointers made, drilling 5-of-6 from downtown, including a 4-of-4 effort in the second half.
Iowa State returns home to face Baylor Tuesday night (Feb. 19). Tipoff is at 8 p.m.