Even though star guard DeAndre Kane ultimately was able to take the court Monday night, it still wasn’t enough to prevent the Iowa State Cyclones from dropping their second straight game on the season, falling to the Big 12 Conference foe Kansas Jayhawks, 77-70.
After getting off to a slow start to begin the game, marred by turnovers and porous defense underneath the rim, Iowa State fought their way back to tie the game up at 36 going into the half. In the second half, though, they were outscored 41-34 by Kansas to seal this one away.
The Jayhawks were led by their freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins, who had himself an absolutely absurd evening. Wiggins finished the game with 17 points and a jaw-dropping 19 rebounds. Yes, 19, showing off how extremely versatile his game can be on the court.
Scoring wise, Kansas was led by guard Naadir Thorpe, who dropped in 23 points and added in six rebound for good measure.
As for Kane, who was a game-time decision, he did about all he could to keep his team in this one, scoring 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds, which weren’t enough in the end.
With the win, Kansas moves to 12-4 on the season, while Iowa State now falls to 14-2.