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Kansas vs Iowa St Open Game Thread

Kansas vs Iowa St Open Game Thread

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this season, Naadir Tharpe scored a career-high 23 points as then-No. 15 Kansas defeated then-No. 8 Iowa State, 77-70, on ESPN Big Monday to improve to 12-4 and 3-0 in Big 12 play. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and his 19 rebounds in the game were a career best and one shy of the KU freshman record of 20 held by Eric Chenowith. KU outrebounded ISU 53-36 in the victory.

Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State 174-59, dating back to 1908, and has won four straight and 17 of the last 18 meetings after its 77-70 win on Jan. 13 in Ames. ISU's last win was Jan. 28, 2012, 72-64 in Hilton Coliseum. Kansas holds an 89-15 advantage in games played in Lawrence, including a 48-9 lead in Allen Fieldhouse (AFH). KU has won the last eight meetings with ISU in AFH beginning in 2006. The last ISU win in AFH was 63-61 overtime contest on Feb. 19, 2005. Since the inception of the Big 12, Kansas is 30-8 against Iowa State with a 27-8 record in regular-season play and a 3-0 mark in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. Kansas head coach Bill Self is 20-3 all-time versus Iowa State, including 19-3 while at KU, while ISU's Fred Hoiberg is 1-7 all-time against KU. Expect a close one as since Hoiberg's arrival at ISU, four of the last six meetings have been decided by nine points or less with two of those in overtime, both being last season's regular-season matchups.

Game 20: #16 Iowa State at #6 Kansas
Time 8 p.m.
Location Lawrence, Kan.
Arena Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Series Kansas leads 174-59
Television ESPNU
Clay Matvick (Play-by-Play)
Darrin Horn (Analyst)
Radio Jayhawk Radio Network
Affiliate List
Online: Jayhawk Digital Passport
Live Stats Kansas Sidearm Stats
Notes Kansas
Iowa State
Big 12 Conference