ISU vs. KU: Game Notes

Catch the game notes for Iowa State's contest tonight against Kansas

Just a few hours remain before No. 8 Iowa State tips off against No. 15 Kansas at Hilton Coliseum, with Brent Musberger on the call (8 p.m. on ESPN).

You can take the time to read up on the game preview and then hit the forums to discuss the matchup. While you wait, catch up on the game notes below.

Kansas

  • The Jayhawks average 79.1 points per game and shoot a Big 12-leading 50.1 percent from the floor, with a scoring margin of 10.4 points. Kansas has outshot 13 of its 15 opponents in 2013-14 and its bench has outscored 10 opponents this season and averages 23.7 points a game.

  • Per Kenpom.com, Kansas has the No. 9 adjusted offensive efficiency and No. 33 adjusted defensive efficiency, with an average possession length of 16.9 seconds (the Cyclones' come in at 14.8).

  • Kansas also has the No. 15 effective field goal percentage, at 55 percent, with a team clip of 35.1 from downtown and 55.9 on two-point shots, seventh-highest nationally.

  • Defensively, Kansas is good at limiting offensive rebounds and blocking shots, but isn't great at forcing turnovers (No. 302 nationally in turnover percentage).

  • Andrew Wiggins notched his fifth 20-point effort of the season Saturday against Kansas State and leads the team with 15.7 points per game, ninth overall in the conference and best among freshman.

  • Keep an eye on Wayne Selden Jr., KU's leading scorer in Big 12 play who's dropped 24 and 20 points in his most recent games. Selden has made a team-high 20 three-pointers on the season and is scoring 10.3 points per game.

  • Perry Ellis is second on the team in scoring at 13.7 points per game and second in the conference in field goal percentage (57.9). Ellis scored 23 points on 10-for-12 shooting against Iowa State last March in the Big 12 semifinals.

  • Freshman center Joel Embiid has a team-high 36 blocked shots and his clip of 2.4 per game is second in the conference.

    Iowa State

  • The Cyclones are among the NCAA's top 10 in four statistical categories: assist/turnover ratio (first), assists (first), scoring (sixth) defensive rebounding (t-second) and scoring margin (ninth).

  • Iowa State is one of seven schools nationally with three players averaging at least 15 points per game. Five players have scored at least 20 points in a game.

  • DeAndre game told reporters before the game he'd play (left ankle). The senior point guard is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

  • Dustin Hogue leads the Big 12 in rebounds per game (9.3).

  • Melvin Ejim is first on the team in points per game (18) and has hit double figures in each game after missing the first three contests with a knee injury.

    Series Notes

  • Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State, 173-59, dating back to 1908, with wins in 16 of the last 17 meetings.

  • ISU's last win over the Jayhawks was Jan. 28, 2012, a 72-64 score at Hilton.

  • Kansas holds a 67-37 advantage in Ames, including a 23-19 mark at Hilton Coliseum.

  • KU head coach Bill Self is 19-3 all-time against Iowa State.

  • Since Fred Hoiberg's arrival at Iowa State, four of the last five meetings have been decided by nine points or less, two going into overtime.

  • The Jayhawks defeated ISU 88-73 in the semifinals of the 2013 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City on their way to the tournament title.


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