Quick Glance at Cyclones-Buffaloes
Iowa State leads the all-time series vs. Colorado at 72-65...the series is extremely lopsided favoring the home team...the Cyclones have a 43-18 advantage in game played in Ames and a 32-5 edge in games at Hilton Coliseum...ISU has won 14 of the last 15 games played in Ames, including last season's 96-79 win where Curtis Stinson recorded just the third triple-double in school history...it was the last time ISU won a game vs. a ranked opponent...the Buffs were ranked No. 25 at the time...CU freshman Xavier Silas and ISU freshman Dodie Dunson were teammates last season at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H...ISU's Jiri Hubalek, Wesley Johnson and Rahshon Clark all have their career high rebounding games vs. Colorado (Hubalek, 12- March 4, 2006; Johnson, 14-Jan. 17, 2007; Clark, 14- Feb. 5, 2006).
Iowa State (13-13, 4-8) could not get anything going offensively Saturday night, falling to Kansas State, 65-47 in Manhattan...the Cyclones shot 34.7 percent from the field while scoring a season-low 47 points...it was the lowest points scored by a Cyclone team since scoring 43 points at Texas Tech on Feb. 2, 2002...the Cyclones were down by just two points at the half (22-20), keeping the Wildcats at a 36.0 percent clip in the opening period...KSU heated up after intermission and went on a 17-4 run to take control of the game...Mike Taylor led ISU with 17 points, five boards and six assists...Taylor, who has now scored in double figures in 16-straight games, made a pair of treys in the game to increase his season total to 66...he now ranks seventh on ISU's single-season 3-pointers made list...Taylor has made a 3-pointer in 22 consecutive games, breaking the former school mark by Dedric Willoughby (21, 1996-97) for most games in a row with a trey...the junior ranks eighth in the league in scoring (16.7) and sixth in the conference in 3-pointers made per game (2.53)...Jiri Hubalek tallied 13 points and fi ve rebounds in the game...Hubalek, who had 10 points in the first half, is averaging 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds in his last 14 games...Hubalek is hitting 50 percent of his shots from the floor in league games, tying for third in the conference...Wesley Johnson added eight points and two boards in his first game coming off the bench this season...Johnson now has 214 boards on the season, the second-best freshman rebounding total in school history...Johnson is second in the league in rebounding at 8.2 rpg, but has just two caroms in his last two games...the Cyclones were outrebounded by the Wildcats, 38-24, just the fourth time in 12 league games where ISU did not win the battle of the boards...ISU ranks sixth in the league in rebounding margin (+3.0)...the Cyclones continued their hot shooting at the free-throw line, making 11-of-14 at the charity stripe...ISU is 59-of-72 at the free-throw line (81.9 percent) in its last fi ve games to improve its season percentage to over 70 percent (70.2 percent)...the Cyclones have not shot above 70 percent as a team from the
Looking at Colorado
Colorado (6-16, 2-10) is fresh off a 95-74 loss to Texas Tech on aturday...Richard Roby led CU with 17 points, going 7-of-12 from the fl oor...Colorado earned its first Big 12 win of the season against Iowa State on Jan. 17...Colorado shot 50 percent in the second half behind an outstanding effort from freshman Xavier Silas...Silas scored all 19 of his points after intermission on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, including a 4-of-5 effort from 3-point range...CU has played the least amount of games in the Big 12 (22)...the Buffs went 25 days in between games from Dec. 9 to Jan. 3 because of cancellations due to severe weather...CU is led by Roby, who is averaging 16.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while coming off the bench in the last two games...Roby, a first-team preseason all-Big 12 pick, is second on the team in steals (27) and third in 3-pointers (30)...Roby is third in the Big 12 with three 30-point games this season (Pepperdine-32, Texas-30, Kansas-30)...Silas is having a strong rookie season for the Buffs...he is averaging 11.9 ppg and 4.0 rpg...he has been much more productive since the conference season began, averaging 13.8 points in league games...Silas has scored in double-figures in eight of his last 10 games...Silas is the son of former ABA legend James Silas...James, who was a member of the San Antonio Spurs in the 1970s, earned the moniker, "Captain Late," because of his ability to make the big plays in the closing minutes of a basketball game...Dominique Coleman is the team's top rebounder, averaging 6.3 rpg and scoring 10.8 ppg...Jermyl Jackson-Wilson is averaging 8.1 ppg and 5.9 rpg...Jackson-Wilson, who is in his first season with CU after transferring from Ohio State, had eight points and six rebounds in the fi rst meeting between the two teams...CU is shooting 41.3 percent as a team and is allowing its opponents to a 47.5 percent clip from the floor...ISU and Colorado rank No. 12 (41.1 percent) and No. 11 (41.3 percent) in the Big 12, respectively in field goal percentage... the Buffs are giving up 80.9 points per game and are 1-8 in road games this year.