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Big Smoke 03-15-2013 01:20 PM

*****Offical Kansas vs. Iowa State Thread*****
 
http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/preview?gameId=330742305

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN
7:30 PM ET, March 15, 2013

If the first two meetings are any indication, 40 minutes may not be enough to decide a third clash between No. 7 Kansas and Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.

After winning a pair of thrilling overtime contests in the regular season, the top-seeded Jayhawks look to punch their ticket to the title game by sweeping the fifth-seeded Cyclones in Kansas City on Friday night.

Iowa State (22-10) advanced to the semis and may have locked up an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament with a 73-66 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday.

Junior Melvin Ejim finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds and senior Will Clyburn had 17 and eight boards as the Cyclones used a 12-0 second-half run to win their first league tournament game since 2005.

The victory also set up a third meeting with the Jayhawks (27-5), who took care of business with a 91-63 rout over Texas Tech on Thursday.

"I can't wait for the opportunity," Clyburn said. "They beat us twice during the year. Probably games we shouldn't have lost, but, hey, I'm ready for payback."

Kansas guard Ben McLemore, who had 24 points against the Red Raiders, also stepped up in a 97-89 overtime victory over the Cyclones on Jan. 9 in Lawrence. The redshirt freshman finished with 33 points and hit all six of his 3-point attempts -- including a game-tying bank shot with one second left at the end of regulation.

Elijah Johnson proved to be the hero in the second meeting, pouring in a career-high 39 points in a 108-96 overtime victory on Feb. 25.

The senior guard scored eight in the final 29 seconds of regulation and 12 in overtime as Kansas put together another late rally to snap the Cyclones' 22-game home winning streak.

"Those two games may be the two most exciting games played in our league this year," said Kansas coach Bill Self, who captured his 500th career victory in the February contest.

McLemore is again playing well for the regular-season co-champs, averaging 24.0 points and hitting 14 of 28 from beyond the arc his last four games.

Senior Jeff Withey totaled 28 points and 22 rebounds while recording a pair of double-doubles against the Cyclones, and he's shot 21 of 23 from the field while recording 20 blocks in his last four contests.

The Jayhawks shot a tourney-record 66.0 percent from the field on Thursday and shot 52.3 percent -- hitting 21 of 44 from 3-point range -- against Iowa State this season.

The Cyclones, however, showed some improvement in that area on Thursday, limiting Oklahoma to 38.1 percent shooting overall and 3 of 18 from beyond the arc.

Ejim had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the January loss to the Jayhawks, but finished with four and seven while battling foul trouble in the second meeting.

After a scoreless performance Thursday, Korie Lucious will try to get back on track in this contest. The senior guard averaged 19.0 points against Kansas this season.

Clyburn also provided a spark in the two meetings, finishing with 16 points and seven rebounds in each contest.

The Cyclones, who lead the nation with 9.9 3-point field goals per game, have made 31 of 79 from that distance against the Jayhawks.

Kansas won 13 straight games in this series by an average of 15.7 points before a loss in Ames last season.

Ceej 03-15-2013 01:22 PM

Topekans -- will this game also be on local programming?

Yesterday's game was on ESPN2 and like channel 7 on Cox.

ptlyon 03-15-2013 02:06 PM

Up here it shows ESPNU

Ceej 03-15-2013 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ptlyon (Post 9502133)
Up here it shows ESPNU

ESPN ticker said ESPNU and to check local programming.

I would assume, or hope a local network in Topeka would carry it too.

ChiTown 03-15-2013 02:24 PM

Why don't you just name this the

*************OFFICIAL KANSAS V RUST SHACK THREAD**************

Would be more appropriate, no?

ptlyon 03-15-2013 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiTown (Post 9502189)
Why don't you just name this the

*************OFFICIAL KANSAS V RUST SHACK THREAD**************

Would be more appropriate, no?

Because that should just be silly. He cant play the entire team by himself.

ptlyon 03-15-2013 02:28 PM

Anybody from the Ames area going to be feasting on a Great Plains pizza during the contest?

silver5liter 03-15-2013 02:29 PM

Hope no one gets shot tonight

ArrowheadMagic 03-15-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJizzles (Post 9502163)
ESPN ticker said ESPNU and to check local programming.

I would assume, or hope a local network in Topeka would carry it too.

38 the spot in KC

Ceej 03-15-2013 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArrowheadMagic (Post 9502225)
38 the spot in KC

I'm assuming that's local.

ArrowheadMagic 03-15-2013 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJizzles (Post 9502241)
I'm assuming that's local.

Yes, thought Topeka got that also? could be wrong

Ceej 03-15-2013 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArrowheadMagic (Post 9502244)
Yes, thought Topeka got that also? could be wrong

I am not familiar with the station name. I know it's not that. Like, I said it is like channel 7 through Cox.

I am willing to bet the game will be locally televised like most big 12 tournament games.

ptlyon 03-15-2013 02:48 PM

just go to Baby Dolls & watch it there

jspchief 03-15-2013 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ptlyon (Post 9502200)
Anybody from the Ames area going to be feasting on a Great Plains pizza during the contest?

Not tonight, but I eat their pizza on occasion. Good stuff.

Ceej 03-15-2013 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ptlyon (Post 9502262)
just go to Baby Dolls & watch it there

Nope.

SASNAK all the way!


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