NCAA Game Summary - Iowa State at Kansas State
(Saturday, February 25th)
Final Score: Iowa State 65, Kansas State 61
Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Scott Christopherson buried all five of his three-point attempts en route to a game- and season-high 29 points, as the Iowa State Cyclones claimed a 65-61 win over Kansas State in a Big 12 tussle at Bramlage Coliseum.
Christopherson shot 10-of-13 from the floor and also grabbed five rebounds. Chris Allen scored 10, while Royce White (nine points) finished with 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Cyclones (21-8, 11-5 Big 12), who have now won three straight and seven of their last nine outings.
Jordan Henriquez compiled 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks for the Wildcats (19-9, 8-8), who were coming off back-to-back impressive road wins over top-10 foes Baylor and Missouri.
Three-point shooting was the difference in the first half, as Iowa State knocked down 7-of-13 from beyond the arc to grab a 37-27 halftime lead. Christopherson accounted for four of those triples and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field. Meanwhile, Kansas State went 0-of-7 from the perimeter in the opening frame.
However, the Wildcats opened the second stanza with a 13-1 spurt to grab a 44-38 lead with 14:18 to play, as ISU missed its first 10 shots of the period. With the score tied 61-61 at the 1:40 mark, Christopherson buried another three to give the Cyclones a 64-61 lead, and they were able to hang on the rest of the way.
With the victory, ISU swept its fourth season series against a Big 12 team, the first time that has happened since 2001.
02/25 16:41:36 ET