Niang scores career-high in victory over Sooners

AMES — Oklahoma handed Iowa State its first loss of the season back on Jan. 11 in Norman, but the Cyclones avenged that defeat on Saturday via a 81-75 victory over the Sooners. 

Iowa State’s frontcourt was dominant. Georges Niang led the way with a career-high 27 points in the victory. Meanwhile, Melvin Ejim had 22 points and 16 rebounds. Freshmen Matt Thomas and Monte Morris scored 13 and 12 points respectively. 

Buddy Hield led the way for the Sooners with 30 points while going 5-for-8 from 3-point range. 

Iowa State now has a quick turnaround as the Cyclones will travel to Stillwater for a Big Monday date with Oklahoma State in two nights at 8:30 on ESPN. 

Check out later on this evening for complete coverage of today’s game. 


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.