Feb 9, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Fred Holberg looks at his bench during a 79-70 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

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The Iowa State Cyclones lost to the 13th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats 79-70 on Saturday night, resulting in a 16-7 record overall and 6-4 record in the Big 12. All four conference losses have been on the road, with the Cyclones’ two true road victories are against just Missouri-Kansas City and TCU.

Feb 9, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Tyrus McGee (25) is guarded by Kansas State Wildcats guard Rodney McGruder (22) during the Cyclones

Tyrus McGee had 15 points off the bench for Iowa State, making 3-4 from 3-point range.

Feb 9, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bruce Weber yells at his team during a 79-70 win against the Iowa State Cyclones at Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

“Now you get those six opportunities without a turnover, you get a shot attempt. We kept talking about, how bad do you really want it? Do you really want to compete for a title? And those are the plays you have to make — the tip-outs, the loose balls, the dive-on-the-floors.” – Bruce Weber

Both teams had 10 turnovers after the first half of play, but Iowa State turned it over 10 times compared to Kansas State’s four in the second half.

Feb 9, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Rodney McGruder (22) passes over Iowa State Cyclones guard Will Clyburn (21) during the Wildcats

KSU’s leading scorer, Rodney McGruder, had 22 points, five rebounds, and four steals.

Feb 9, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Bubu Palo (1) drives to the basket against Kansas State Wildcats guard Angel Rodriguez (13) during a 79-70 Cyclones

“Everybody’s talking about, ‘You guys are in first place,’ and all that, but we’re pretty much halfway through the Big 12, so there’s a lot of games left. Does it feel good? Yeah. But we can’t settle.” – Angel Rodriguez

Feb 9, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Angel Rodriguez (13) shoots a layup against several Iowa State Cyclones defenders during the first half at Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Angel Rodriguez had the second-most points on the team finishing with 20, also making all seven of his free throw opportunities. The team made 18-22 from the stripe overall.

“That’s not a good team. That’s a great team.” – Fred Hoiberg on Kansas State.

Quotes from AP recap.

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