NCAA Game Summary – Iowa State at Kansas

February 14, 2010


(Saturday, February 13th)

Final Score: (1) Kansas 73, Iowa State 59

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Xavier Henry posted a team-high 16 points, and No. 1 Kansas remained unbeaten in Big 12 play with a 73-59 victory over Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks (24-1, 10-0 Big 12) used a 14-0 run midway through the second half to run their home winning streak to 56 games, as they continue inching closer to their sixth straight conference regular season title.

The win was also the 400th career victory for Jayhawks head coach Bill Self.

“We’ve got to play better than we did in the first half,” Self said. “That 14-0 run in the second half…that certainly put the game away.”

Cole Aldrich logged 11 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, while Marcus Murray chipped in 11 points and 10 boards for Kansas, which outscored the Cyclones, 34-14, in the paint.

Craig Brackins had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to pace Iowa State (13-12, 2-8), which has dropped four straight and seven of its last eight overall. Justin Hamilton chipped in 11 points and 12 boards, while Marquis Gilstrap added 11 and nine in defeat.

The Cyclones stayed close through the early portion of the second stanza, cutting their deficit to 40-38 on Brackins’ three-pointer 6 1/2 minutes in.

The Jayhawks stepped it up from there, scoring 14 consecutive quick points to build a comfortable lead.

Tyrel Reed’s jumper made it a 49-38 game with 11 1/2 minutes to play, and after Brackins missed a pair of free throws, Tyshawn Taylor went the length of the floor and converted a three-point play.

Henry ended the burst with two from the foul line with just under 10 minutes remaining, and the hosts cruised from there for their 10th straight win.

“I am pretty sure not many people gave us a chance to come here and compete and we came in here and competed,” Iowa State head coach Greg McDermott said. “All those types of runs that people that come in are worried about, and we were a recipient of one of those runs tonight.”

Just past the midway point of the first half, Henry drained consecutive three- pointers to give Kansas a 23-16 lead.

The margin was still seven in the final seconds before Sherron Collins beat his defender off the dribble and got his driving layup to fall for a 35-36 halftime lead.

Game Notes

Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State 168-58 and has won the last 10 meetings…Iowa State has lost 20 straight to ranked opponents…Kansas’ longest home winning streak lasted 62 games from February 26,1993 to November 8, 1998…Collins had 11 points and five assists for Kansas.

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