Checking in at #7 on the countdown is Georges Niang’s shot that sealed the deal for Iowa State against their in-state rivals.
Niang put in a go-ahead reverse layup with 18 seconds left tobring the Cyclones to an 83-82 advantage against Iowa. After a couple of Dustin Hogue free throws to extend the lead to three, the Hawkeyes couldn’t hit on the other end and suffered their second loss on the season while ISU remain undefeated.
Niang finished with a team-high 24 points, at that point it was a career high for the sophomore forward. Despite missing both shots from downtown, he hit over 50 percent from the field (8-of-15) and executed at the free throw line (8-of-10) when the rest struggled a bit (15-of-21).
The matchup was close the entire way. Iowa never had a lead larger than 10, which was close to the end of the 1st half. Both teams struggled from downtown in that session (5-of-22 combined) but Iowa state hit 4-of-7 and improved their field goal shooting by nearly 2 percent while Iowa’s dipped a bit.
Iowa State men’s basketball top 15 moments of 2013-14
7. Georges Niang hits go-ahead basket to beat Iowa Hawkeyes