The Jayhawks came from behind late to knock off Iowa State on Senior Day Saturday afternoon in Lawrence.
The two teams opened up the game going back and forth before KU opened up 19-13 lead. Iowa State wasn't about to go away easily, though, and fought back, hitting a 3 pointer at the halftime buzzer to only trail by 1, 37-36, going into the break.
Kansas once again picked up a small lead in the second half, going up 57-50 at the 13:22 mark. But ISU came right back, and took a 59-58 lead with 9:27 left. ISU had a 71-70 lead with just 5:09 to go, but wouldn't score again until under a minute left as Kansas clamped down on defense and pulled away.
Final score: Kansas 85, Iowa State 78
Perry Ellis led the Jayhawks with 22 points on 9/19 shooting from the field.
Selden (16) and Graham (16) were the other Jayhawks scoring in double figures.
Mason dished out 5 assists against zero turnovers.
As a team, Kansas only recorded 5 turnovers.
Kansas outrebounded Iowa State 39-33. Ellis and Lucas led the Jayhawks with 7 boards each.
As a team, Kansas hit 8/20 (40.0%) from behind the arc.
Selden hit 3/4 from beyond the arc; Graham was 4/8.
Iowa State was 5/14 (35.7%) from behind the arc.
Kansas went 9/15 (60.0%) from the free throw line.
This means in the last two games, KU is a combined 20/39 (51.3%). That's not good enough.
Iowa State was 19/22 (86.4%) from the line.
Evan Manning started and played 6 total minutes. The only stat he recorded was a personal foul.
Personally, I missed the first half, so y'all can fill me in down in the comments section.
KU really turned it on when it mattered late in the game, keeping ISU scoreless for a four minute stretch.
That Devonte Graham 3-pointer with 50 seconds left that gave KU a 79-71 lead was the final dagger. What an awesome shot.
Brannen Greene totally should have dunked at the end of the game. Just sayin!
The Jayhawks will travel to Kansas City for the Big 12 Conference Tournament next week. KU will play the winner of K-State/Oklahoma State on Thursday, March 10, at 1:30 PM local time.