Basketball

Iowa State sweeps Big 12 weekly honors

Feb 16, 2019; Manhattan, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Lindell Wigginton (5) is guarded by Kansas State Wildcats guard Kamau Stokes (3) during the first half at Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – After a 78-64 win at No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday, which snapped the Wildcats’ nine-game conference win streak, Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, while Talen Horton-Tucker earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors.

Wigginton provided a big spark for the Cyclones off the bench in Manhattan. He dropped 23 points on 7-9 shooting from the field, including 5-6 from deep, which matched his career high. He pulled down three boards and dished out three assists. It is the fourth time that he’s been named the conference player of the week.

Horton-Tucker was hitting from everywhere on Saturday. He finished the game with 20 points behind a career day from downtown, cashing in on 6-9 from deep. The six made 3-pointers was a new career high. He added three rebounds, two assists and a steal to his stat line. It’s the second time this season that Horton-Tucker has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the week.

The No. 23 Iowa State men’s basketball team (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) returns to the court tomorrow when it plays host to Baylor. That game is set to tip at 8 p.m. from Hilton Coliseum and will be televised on ESPN2.

Jared Stansbury

administrator

Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.