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Kansas City, Mo. — In front of an intense Sprint Center crowd Friday night, Iowa State made 68 percent of its field goal attempts in the second half and cruised past No. 10 Kansas by a 94-83. The Cyclones advanced to Saturday’s Big 12 Tournament Championship game where they will play either Texas or Baylor. 

Of course, it wasn’t easy. The Cyclones overcame a 16-0 Jayhawk run in the middle of the first half and trailed Kansas by two at the break. Georges Niang took over in the second half. The Iowa State sophomore scored a game high 25 points before exciting with 1:23 to play due to a nasty cut on his right eye (we will have updates on Niang’s condition after locker room interviews). 

Five Cyclones ended the game in double figures, a game where Iowa State made 11-of-19 3-point shots. 

Saturday’s title game will tip at 8 p.m. on ESPN. 






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.