Basketball

STREAKING: Cyclones make it six in a row on Senior Night

Feb 28, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Matt Thomas (21) shoots in front of Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Phil Forte III (13) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

AMES — That was the only appropriate way for this amazing group of seniors to go out. With a win.

Iowa State won its sixth game in a row, its 20th game of the season and improved to 12-5 in Big 12 play Tuesday night in a 86-83 victory over a surging Oklahoma State squad.

And the seniors – well – they were superb. The four (Burton, Mitrou-Long, Morris and Thomas) that have been in Ames for more than a year combined for 74 of the 86 points.

Monte Morris became Iowa State’s all-time steals leader while compiling 12 points, 11 assists and nine along the way.

Matt Thomas did Matt Thomas things. He hit threes. Seven of them in rout to a game-high 25 points to be exact.

Naz Mitrou-Long had 17 points while Deonte Burton had 20.

What a night.

More coverage later tonight at CycloneFanatic.com.