On Friday night, the Iowa State Cyclones showed why they were considered one of the best teams in the Big 12 at one point this season as they were able to take care of the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks, 94-83, and advance to the championship game on Saturday.
Kansas was up by two points in this one at the half, Fred Hoiberg’s Cyclones got themselves together in the second half and outscored the regular season champs 48-35 in the final 20 minutes to walk away with the win.
DeAndre Kane was stellar in this one again for his team, dropping in 20 points and adding in six rebounds and six assists on the evening. Scoring-wise, the team was led by Georges Niang, who finished his night with a 25 point effort while adding seven assists.
Although Kansas got a 30-point effort from Perry Ellis and a 22-point one from Andrew Wiggins, it wasn’t enough to hold of a gritty Cyclones squad.
Iowa State will now play the winner of Texas and Baylor for the title on Saturday.