LAWRENCE, Kan. – Iowa State (2-13, 0-10 Big 12) dropped a contest to Kansas (14-7, 8-5) on the road on Thursday night, 97-64.
Jalen Coleman-Lands tallied a season-high, 20 points in the contest. The Indianapolis, Ind., native also pulled down three boards and nabbed a steal on the defensive end.
How It Happened
Kansas opened the game on a 5-0 run. After an Iowa State timeout, the Cyclones spurred a 7-0 run to answer, and held a 7-5 lead early in the first half.
The Jayhawks retook control, building their lead to as many as 11 during the first half. ISU chipped away at the KU lead, thanks in part to the offensive play of Coleman-Lands and Rasir Bolton.
Iowa State cut the lead to six on a couple of occasions, but every time the Cyclones made a run, the Jayhawks toughened. KU hit a three at the buzzer to send the teams into the locker room at 39-27, advantage Jayhawks.
Coleman-Lands finished the first half with 10 points, while Bolton poured in six points in the first stanza.
Out of the break, Kansas spurred a 13-0 run at the 16-minute mark, which pushed its lead to 60-36. Just like the first half, anytime the Cyclones put together a comeback effort, the Jayhawks ousted it.
In the end it was Kansas over Iowa State, 97-64.
Iowa State will turn around in a rematch with Kansas on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Ames. The Cyclones and Jayhawks are set to tip at 2 p.m.