Iowast 46 48 94
Kansas 48 35 83
Date of game: 3/14/2014

Recap: Kansas vs. Iowa State

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Georges Niang played like a warrior and left the game late with a battle wound.

Niang had 25 points and seven assists to lift the 16th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones over the 10th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 94-83, in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

With 1:23 to play, Niang took an elbow to the face while taking a charge from Kansas guard Brannen Greene. Niang, bloodied, pumped his fist to the crowd as he left the court with a towel over his face.

"We love competing for championships," said Niang, who had a bandage above his right eye. "Coach says take it one day at a time. The Big 12 championship is in front of us and that's what we're looking forward for."

DeAndre Kane added 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Cyclones (25-7), who will take on Baylor in the title game on Saturday. Melvin Ejim tallied 19 points.

Perry Ellis ended with 30 points on 11-of-12 shooting from the field for the Jayhawks (24-9), who got 22 points and seven boards from Andrew Wiggins.

"I just felt like we were on our heels defensively throughout the game," said Ellis. "I felt in the first half we did a lot better than the second half. We left too many straight line drives to the basket, I felt, in the second half."

Iowa State jumped out to a 23-16 lead, but the Jayhawks responded with a 20-3 run to take control.

The Cyclones came right back. Kane's three-point play sparked a 17-6 surge that Dustin Hogue capped with a jumper for a 43-42 lead.

Kansas quickly went back in front and took a 48-46 margin into the locker room.

Iowa State pulled away in the second half, starting the final period on a 20-9 run. Kane tallied eight points during the surge that Naz Long capped with a 3- pointer for a 66-57 edge.

The Jayhawks got within 79-72 with 5 1/2 minutes to play, but Iowa State scored the next five points. Kansas turned the ball over twice in that span.

The Cyclones went 7-of-8 from the foul line down the stretch to reach their first Big 12 tournament title game since 2000.

Game Notes

Iowa State went 0-2 against Kansas in the regular season ... The Cyclones shot 54 percent from the field and went 11-of-19 from beyond the arc ... The Jayhawks went 21-of-26 from the foul line.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch involved in big crash at Talladega

Kyle Busch's hopes of advancing into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship took a big hit when he was involved in a multi-car crash during Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

McCoy will start in Week 8 if RG3 isn't ready

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden named Colt McCoy as the team's starter for next Monday night's game at Dallas, but there is a chance that Robert Griffin III will make his return.

West hurts ankle

Indiana Pacers power forward David West left Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury.

Hasek jersey retirement night set for Jan. 13

The Buffalo Sabres made it official on Monday, revealing the club will retire the No. 39 jersey of former star goaltender Dominik Hasek on January 13.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.