Cyclones stop the bleeding; snap skid

AMES — Iowa State’s losing streak is now a thing of the past. The Cyclones held of a feisty Kansas State squad on Saturday afternoon via an 81-75 win and improved to 15-3 (3-3) along the way. 

The top story coming out of this one was Matt Thomas snapping out of his freshman season funk. The rookie went 4-for-5 from 3-point range and talled 14 points on the day. Melvin Ejim led Iowa State with 20 points. Georges Niang had 18 as well. 

Meanwhile, Kansas State dropped to 14-6 (4-3). Iowa State’s next game will be on Wednesday at Kansas in an 8 p.m. tip. 

Of course, we will have complete coverage (including video, analysis, etc.) of today’s action at Hiton Coliseum later this afternoon and evening. 

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.