The Iowa State Cyclones lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 108-96 in overtime at Hilton Coliseum on Monday night. They fall to 19-9 overall and have a 9-6 Big 12 record. Iowa State’s 22-game home winning streak was finally snapped dating back to last season.
Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg: “You can’t fault our effort. Our guys went out there and fought hard for 45 minutes. We played this team two times, overtime, a top five team in the country. It’s unfortunate we walk away with zero wins against them.”
Hoiberg: “We used [Georges Niang] as a facilitator. He had seven assists, zero turnovers. I thought he made very good decisions. He had a couple of those (shots) that went in and out. I think he showed you the type of kid he is not being afraid to step up and knock down that big one (3-pointer) that put us up 5 with about 40 seconds left.”
Kansas head coach Bill Self: “I know Fred’s crushed, I would be, too, if the outcome was different and both teams played so well. … I guarantee you I don’t know if you’ve had two teams in the same game execute offensively as good as both teams did tonight. That was two good teams playing. And the crowd was unbelievably great. Our guys responded well to the atmosphere. That was as much fun as I’ve had all year long, coaching.”
Elijan Johnson on taking a dunk instead of running out the clock in the final seconds of overtime when the game was decided: “I want to apologize for that last play.”
Iowa State point guard Korie Lucious: “We felt like we had the game won. We just couldn’t get stops at the end of the game. We let them come back, get a couple buckets in transition. That’s the reason we lost.”
Lucious led the team with a season-high 23 points on Monday night.
Quotes from The Gazette