COL BKB: Kansas 92, Iowa State 81

Jan. 29, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Andrew Wiggins made six straight points down the stretch Wednesday, allowing No. 7 Kansas to fight off 18th-ranked Iowa State 92-81.

The Jayhawks won their seventh in a row and remained unbeaten in the Big 12 Conference.

Iowa State, trying for a breakthrough win on Kansas' home floor, was within a point after Georges Niang made a long-range shot with 4:30 to play.

Joel Embiid next scored on a dunk for Kansas and Wiggins then went to work, hitting two free throws, scoring on a tip-in and finishing off a drive with a dunk that gave the Jayhawks an 81-72 lead with 2:49 remaining.

Wiggins led Kansas (16-4, 7-0 Big 12) with 29 points, hitting 10-of-16 from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds.

Perry Ellis contributed 20 points for Kansas and Embiid had 14.

Niang scored 24 points for the Cyclones (15-4, 3-4 Big 12).

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