In what is becoming a recurring theme, Kansas basketball fell Saturday on the road at Iowa State. The Jayhawks struggled from the field and failed to get over the hump after rallying a double-digit deficit to two points with under a minute to go. They couldn't get that last stop they needed as Iowa State buried its 14th three to put the game away.
Another hot shooting night from a home team to keep KU struggling on the road. When a 19% 3-point shooter in Tre King drills four of them on the day, you knew you were in trouble. The Jayhawks kept their poise in keeping it close and having a chance down the stretch but couldn't get it done. The Cyclones prevailed 79-75.
Kansas Basketball Player Ratings vs. Iowa State
Tier 1: Big Jays
1. Hunter Dickinson
Hunter led KU in both scoring and rebounds today, bouncing back on to get the number of boards we expect him to. Hunter hit several big shots down the stretch to keep us close, including a 3-pointer in the corner. He finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two turnovers.
2. Johnny Furphy
Johnny Furphy continues to show he is more than just the fifth starter, but one of our best players on the team. Johnny was 3-for-5 from deep as the rest of the team combined to go 4-for-15 from 3-point range. Besides not closing out quickly enough to contest Iowa State's back-breaking three, he had a very solid game all-around. Johnny finished with 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting, six rebounds, one steal, and one turnover.