Cyclones Hang On, Beat Kansas State

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Iowa State's Bryce Dejean-Jones (13) celebrates after scoring during an NCAA men's basketball game against Oakland on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. (THE DES MOINES REGSITER)

AMES – It wasn’t pretty at times, and a little tighter than Cyclones fans wanted but it’s a win and they’ll take it.

Iowa State beat Kansas State 77-71 at Hilton Coliseum Tuesday night.

Jameel McKay had another huge game, 15 points, 7 rebounds.  Georges Niang added 14.  Monte Morris and Abdel Nader each scored 11.

This game was back and forth all night with the Wildcats even leading by 5 in the second half.

Iowa State improves to 14-3 overall, 4-1 in the Big 12.

It’s the best start in conference play for the Cyclones in 15 years.  The last time ISU started 4-1 in the Big 12, 1999, the year they went to the Elite 8.

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