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Harris’ runner off the glass sinks ISU in Lawrence

Jan 11, 2022; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward K.J. Adams (24) looks to pass as Iowa State Cyclones forward Robert Jones (12) defends during the first half at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State came seconds away from clinching its first win in Lawrence since 2017 on Tuesday, but DaJuan Harris’ right-handed runner off the glass with four seconds on the clock sunk the Cyclones, 62-61, at Allen Fieldhouse.

The loss dropped Iowa State to 13-1 overall and 1-3 in Big 12 play. Kansas moves to 13-2 overall and 2-1 in league action.

Iowa State erased a six-point deficit in the last three minutes of the game by holding the Jayhawks scoreless for nearly two and a half minutes. That stretch followed a 14-minute period in which Iowa State saw a one-point halftime lead evaporate and turn into a deficit as large as nine points.

The Cyclones were finally able to retake the lead on a Caleb Grill jumper in the corner with 36 seconds left that was initially ruled a 3-pointer but was switched to a two after a review and gave Iowa State a 59-58 advantage.

A pair of free throws from Ochai Agbaji put Kansas back ahead 60-59, but Izaiah Brockington connected on a jumper just seconds later to make it 61-60 and set the stage for Harris’ final heroics.

Brockington led Iowa State with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the field to go along with eight rebounds. He was joined in double-figures scoring by Tyrese Hunter and Gabe Kalscheur, who added 12 and 14 points, respectively.

Agbaji led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field and 4-of-8 from 3-point range.

Iowa State will be back in action on Saturday when Texas visits Hilton Coliseum for a 1 p.m. tip on ESPN+.

Jared Stansbury

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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.

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