KU Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones basketball: Probable starters, tipoff, TV, facts
When: 11 a.m., Saturday
Where: Hilton Coliseum (Ames, Iowa)
Radio: WHB (810) in Kansas City; KFH (1240 AM, 97.5 FM) in Wichita
About No. 13 Iowa State (15-6, 6-3):
Iowa State, which has lost two straight games, is coming off Monday’s 80-77 overtime loss to Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. Prior to that game, the Cyclones were thumped by Missouri 78-61 last Saturday in Columbia. … Iowa State held its first seven conference opponents to 70 points or less for the first time in Big 12 history. The last time ISU held seven straight league opponents to 70 or less was Jan. 29 to Feb. 19, 1997. … Iowa State has forced 25 or more turnovers in a game three times this season. …
The Cyclones own a .744 winning mark all-time at Hilton Coliseum. ISU is 11-0 at home this season. … Through 50 games, head coach T.J. Otzelberger was 35-15 at Iowa State. He joins Bill Strannigan and Tim Floyd with the best record through 50 games to start a career at ISU. ... ISU has won 10 consecutive games when shooting 50% or better from the field. ... ISU has won the last 11 games when the Cyclones make 10 or more threes. ... Iowa State is 120-289 all-time against ranked opponents. ISU has a 29-18 record in its last 47 games against ranked foes in Hilton Coliseum. The 29 wins since 2010 is the fourth-most wins in the country. ... Otzelberger is 10-9 against ranked teams. ...
Tamin Lipsey is the first Ames High School player to be signed to a scholarship at Iowa State out of high school since Ross Marsden in 2005. He is the 15th player to be on an Iowa State men’s basketball roster from Ames.. … Caleb Grill returned to ISU last season after transferring to UNLV his sophomore year. The Wichita native scored 31 points this season in a win over then-No. 1 North Carolina. He was 8-for-12 from three and scored 24 points in the OT loss to Texas Tech on Monday. … Iowa State signed the highest-ranked recruiting class in school history this year. The class ranks sixth in the country by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com, while ranking seventh by ESPN. Five-star signee Omaha Biliew and four-star signee Milan Momcilovic were named to the Naismith High School boys preseason watch list. Biliew has been selected to play in the McDonald’s All-America Game.
About No. 8 Kansas (18-4, 6-3):
Kansas leads the overall series with Iowa State 189-66, including a 29-22 record in Hilton Coliseum in Ames. The Jayhawks have won three in a row and five of eight in Hilton. KU last lost a game in Hilton during the 2018-19 season. Bill Self-coached KU teams are 14-5 at Hilton Coliseum. ... KU has won the last seven games and eight of the past nine contests overall with ISU dating to Jan. 8, 2020. ... KU is 12-5 vs ISU in the last 17 meetings. Since the inception of the Big 12, Kansas is 44-15 against Iowa State with a 41-12 record in regular-season play and a 3-3 mark in the Big 12 tournament. ... KU coach Self is 33-10 versus ISU while at KU. … . Nine of the last 19 meetings have been decided by seven points or less and seven of those by five points or less …
KU has made 10 or more three-pointers seven times this season. … The Jayhawks have at least 10 offensive rebounds in 17 of 22 games. … Kansas is 17-1 when leading at halftime. … Jalen Wilson has scored 20 or more points in five straight games and 13 times this season (20 in his KU career). Wilson, who leads the Big 12 in scoring (21.3 ppg) is the first Jayhawk with at least 20 points in five consecutive games since Dedric Lawson scored 20 or more in six straight games (Nov. 21–Dec. 15, 2018). Wilson has scored 133 points over his last five games, the most points by a Kansas player in a five-game stretch since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97. ... Wilson is 37th on KU’s career scoring list. ...
Kevin McCullar recorded his seventh double-double of the season and 10th of his career in Tuesday’s home win over Kansas State. McCullar has recorded a double-double in three-straight games for the first time in his career. ... McCullar has 12+ rebounds in three straight games. The last Jayhawk to have at least 12 rebounds in three-consecutive games was Dedric Lawson (Jan. 2-9, 2019). ... Zach Clemence blocked a career-high three shots in a career-high 15 minutes on Tuesday vs. KSU.