Kansas State beats No. 15 Iowa State 80-73

Thomas Gipson, Shane Southwell

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Kansas State came away with the huge win Saturday over No. 15 Iowa State, 80-73.

After going 2-2 since their last big win which came against the Kansas Jayhawks on Feb. 10, the Wildcats were needing another boost to their tournament resume. Saturday night they got just that as they beat the Cyclones.

K-State relied on an overall team performance in which 5 players scored in the double digits and as a whole their bench put up 38 points. Iowa State on the other hand only had two points contributed from their bench and DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim scored the majority of their baskets with 24 and 30 points respectively.

Another benefit of the big win is the opportunity to earn the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 Tournament. They are now tied with the Cyclones for second in conference and both have to play Oklahoma State and Baylor this next week to close out the regular season.

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