Mar 14, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Melvin Ejim (3) drives to the basket against Oklahoma Sooners forward Romero Osby (24) in the first half during the second round of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball: Iowa State Game Preview

Tomorrow, the top-seed Kansas Jayhawks and fifth-seed Iowa State Cyclones battle in the third round of the Big 12 conference tournament. Kansas has a 27-5 record overall, while Iowa State holds an 22-10 record.

Iowa State came back from a 14-point deficit on Thursday to knock off Oklahoma. Kansas was in control throughout the way vs Texas Tech. These two teams have met twice this season, with both contests needing extra time. The Jayhawks managed to pull away in both overtimes, winning 97-89 on Jan. 6th, and 108-96 on Feb. 25th. One thing for certain, these two teams score lots of points, when they face-off.

Forward Melvin Ejim had a great game on Thursday, scoring 23 points for Iowa State. Head coach Fred Hoiberg, will be looking for more from the junior forward on Friday. Will Clyburn is the team’s leading scorer, averaging over 15 points per game. Korie Luscious is the team’s top assists man, averaging about six per contest.

Guard Elijah Johnson, was on fire the last time these two teams faced off, scoring 39 points. The senior guard helped head coach Bill Self earn his 500th, career win. Now the Jayhawks want more, as they battle Iowa State once again.


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