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Kansas vs. Iowa State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

MORGANTOWN, WV - JANUARY 12:  Perry Ellis
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Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2016

No. 14 Iowa State 85, No. 4 Kansas 72 

The No. 14 Iowa State Cyclones (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) used a dominant second half to down the No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (16-4, 5-3) at Hilton Coliseum on Monday night. 

Iowa State recovered from a rough first half and threw everything at the Jayhawks in the second stanza. The Cyclones took the lead with 8:57 remaining and never relinquished it. 

Kansas had the better first half in Ames, Iowa as it shot over 55 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, but that all changed after the teams left the locker room. 

The Cyclones outscored the Jayhawks 49-29 in the second half and 28-15 after the Cyclones tied the contest at 57-57 with 9:35 to go in the contest. 

Monte Morris and Georges Niang powered the Cyclones to their fifth conference victory of the season. Morris contributed 21 points, nine assists and four rebounds, while Niang added 19 points and six rebounds. 

The victory was the second in seven days for the Cyclones over a team in the top five. Iowa State beat the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners at home a week ago. The final result created a logjam at the top of the Big 12 as five teams, including Kansas and Iowa State, have five victories in conference play. 

Perry Ellis led Kansas with 23 points, while Frank Mason scored 16 in defeat for Bill Self's team. 

 

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