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Iowa State @ Kansas

Current Records: Iowa State 13-2; Kansas 12-2

What to Know

The #15 Iowa State Cyclones haven't won a game against the #9 Kansas Jayhawks since March 16 of 2019, but they'll be looking to end the drought on Tuesday. The Cyclones are staying on the road to face off against Kansas at 8 p.m. ET Jan. 11 at Allen Fieldhouse. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.

This past Saturday, Iowa State lost to the Oklahoma Sooners on the road by a decisive 79-66 margin. Iowa State's defeat shouldn't obscure the performances of guard Tyrese Hunter, who had 20 points, and guard Izaiah Brockington, who had 20 points.

Meanwhile, Kansas came up short against the Texas Tech Red Raiders this past Saturday, falling 75-67. Despite the loss, Kansas had strong showings from guard Ochai Agbaji, who shot 6-for-9 from downtown and finished with 24 points, and forward Jalen Wilson, who had 20 points.

The Cyclones are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 4-1 against the spread when expected to lose.

Iowa State is now 13-2 while the Jayhawks sit at 12-2. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Iowa State enters the matchup with only 58.4 points allowed per game on average, good for 13th best in college basketball. But Kansas ranks ninth in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 83.1 on average. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Allen Fieldhouse -- Lawrence, Kansas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.00


The Jayhawks are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Cyclones, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Jayhawks, as the game opened with the Jayhawks as a 12-point favorite.

Over/Under: -113

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Series History

Kansas have won nine out of their last 13 games against Iowa State.

  • Feb 13, 2021 - Kansas 64 vs. Iowa State 50
  • Feb 11, 2021 - Kansas 97 vs. Iowa State 64
  • Feb 17, 2020 - Kansas 91 vs. Iowa State 71
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Kansas 79 vs. Iowa State 53
  • Mar 16, 2019 - Iowa State 78 vs. Kansas 66
  • Jan 21, 2019 - Kansas 80 vs. Iowa State 76
  • Jan 05, 2019 - Iowa State 77 vs. Kansas 60
  • Feb 13, 2018 - Kansas 83 vs. Iowa State 77
  • Jan 09, 2018 - Kansas 83 vs. Iowa State 78
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Iowa State 92 vs. Kansas 89
  • Jan 16, 2017 - Kansas 76 vs. Iowa State 72
  • Mar 05, 2016 - Kansas 85 vs. Iowa State 78
  • Jan 25, 2016 - Iowa State 85 vs. Kansas 72

Injury Report for Kansas

  • Remy Martin: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Bobby Pettiford: Game-Time Decision (Abdomen)
  • Zach Clemence: Out (Foot)
  • Cam Martin: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Dillon Wilhite: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Kyle Cuffe Jr.: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Iowa State

  • Jaden Walker: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Tre King: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)