Cyclones lose second in a row

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On a night that Iowa State made 12 3-pointers, the nation’s longest streak of scoring 70 points or more in a game came to an end.

Wait, what?


Tuesday night’s 74-61 Cyclone loss at Baylor was a peculiar one indeed. Neither Melvin Ejim nor Georges Niang scored a point for Iowa State in the first half. Yet somehow, the Cyclones still only trailed by a point thanks to some hot shooting from DeAndre Kane and critical contributions from Naz Long and Dustin Hogue

The second period wasn’t much different though. That Ejim/Niang duo combined to go 5-for-25 from the field in Iowa State’s seventh loss of the season. Kane was spectacular as the senior point guard connected on 5-of-9 3-pointers and scored 20 points in the defeat. 

Baylor ended the game on a 13-0 run. 

Big man Cory Jefferson was nearly unstoppable for the Bears. He went 8-of-13 from the field to lead the Bears with 21 points. Marksmen Brady Heslip was 5-for-8 from 3-point range, scored 18 points and ultimately played the role of closer for the Bears. 

Up next for the Cyclones is a Saturday afternoon with another red-hot opponent, Oklahoma State. Senior Day will tip at 1 p.m. as the 2014 regular season will come to an end. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.