Wiggins, Kansas outlast Iowa State

6:45 AM, Jan 30, 2014   |    comments
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Lawrence, KS (SportsNetwork.com) - If Wednesday's Kansas-Iowa State Big 12 showdown was a boxing match, Andrew Wiggins provided the knockout blow.

Wiggins set a career-high for the second consecutive game, scoring 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting to lead the No. 6 Jayhawks past the pesky Cyclones, 92-81, at Allen Fieldhouse.

Perry Ellis chipped in with 20 points and Joel Embiid provided 14 points and 11 rebounds for Kansas (16-4, 7-0 Big 12), which has rattled off seven straight wins -- five coming against ranked opponents.

Naadir Tharpe was also a key contributor for the Big 12 leaders, finishing with 12 points and 12 assists.

Iowa State (15-4, 3-4) kept getting up off the mat despite falling in multiple double-digit holes, but the Cyclones ultimately fell for the fourth time in their last five games.

Georges Niang scored 24 points, DeAndre Kane added 22 and Melvin Ejim 18 with eight rebounds in the latest setback.

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