RECAP: Shayok’s big shots lift Cyclones into Big 12 title game

Mar 15, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; The Iowa State Cyclones bench cheers after a play against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half of the semifinals of the Big 12 conference tournament at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY — Marial Shayok, welcome to Iowa State lore.

The senior star knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers from the same corner late in the second half pushing the Cyclones to a 63-59 win over Big 12 regular season co-champion Kansas State. Iowa State advances to Saturday’s Big 12 Tournament championship game at 5:00 p.m. in the Sprint Center.

Shayok finished with a game-high 21 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Nick Weiler-Babb was the only other Cyclone in double-figures with 12 points. Michael Jacobson was also huge with eight points and 16 rebounds.

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Jared Stansbury


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