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 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.