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QUICK RECAP: Cyclones clinch fourth Big 12 Tournament title in six seasons

Mar 16, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Michael Jacobson (12) celebrates after making a three-point shot against the Kansas Jayhawks during the first half of the final of the Big 12 conference tournament at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY — For the fourth time in six years, the Iowa State men’s basketball team will stand on a stage and hoist the Big 12 Tournament trophy. The Cyclones completed their run in Kansas City with a 78-66 win over three-seed Kansas on Saturday at the Sprint Center.

The Cyclones built a 10-point lead entering the halftime break behind a stifling defense that held the Jayhawks to just 27 percent shooting from the field and 0-of-9 shooting from behind the arc while also forcing seven KU turnovers.

Iowa State was paced by senior big man Michael Jacobson as he finished with 14 points and five rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting from the field plus 2-of-2 from deep. He was joined in double-figures by Lindell Wigginton, Tyrese Haliburton and Marial Shayok, who finished with 17,  11 and 15 points, respectively.

The Cyclones are now 5-0 all-time in the Big 12 Tournament championship game. They will find out the next step in their postseason fate on Sunday when the NCAA Tournament bracket is revealed.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more from Kansas City.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.