Self: Play payback

Kansas, looking to win its second straight game overall and its 25th consecutive Big 12 home contest, returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 21, versus the Iowa State Cyclones in Allen Fieldhouse.

"That will be the first time we get to play payback to somebody. They were our first conference loss. We play Nebraska later and we don't get a chance at Oklahoma State," said Bill Self

"Hopefully our guys will be excited. They dominated the second half against us. We were up eight at halftime and they dominated in the second half."

The Jayhawks (16-6 overall, 8-3 Big 12) bounced back from a two-game losing streak to defeat the Baylor Bears, 74-54, on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. The win was KU's 24th straight in Big 12 home action, and it kept the 'Hawks in sole possession of third place in the hotly-contested conference race.

The Cyclones (14-8 overall, 5-6 Big 12) are coming off an 82-70 loss at Missouri on Wednesday night. ISU has lost four of its last five games, and is 0-5 on the road in Big 12 play this season.

Saturday's meeting will be the 214th all-time between Kansas and Iowa State, with the Jayhawks holding a 156-57 series lead.

ISU scores 74.4 points per game on 45.8 shooting from the field. Curtis Stinson paces Iowa State with 15.4 points per game on 46.4 percent shooting from the field. Jackson Vroman chips in with 12.7 points and a team-high 9.7 rebounds per game.

"We have to do a great job on their perimeter guys because (Curtis) Stinson and (Will) Blalock and (Jake) Sullivan controlled the second half against us," said Self. Top Stories