There will still be plenty of emotion in today’s game against Kansas, which defeated Iowa State 53-50 in their first meeting one month ago.
The Cyclones (17-10, 6-8) still have a chance to finish in the top half of the Big 12 Conference standings, but they will also need to turn around a 10-point loss to Nebraska when they visit Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday to close out the regular season.
Kansas (15-12) staggers into Hilton Coliseum having lost its last three games — though all by four points or less — and seven straight defeats on the road. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore guard Danielle McCoy, who is averaging 15 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Today’s 1 p.m. contest is a return home for one Kansas player in senior reserve Jamie Boyd. The Underwood High School graduate is a three-year letterwinner but has played in just nine games this season.
Iowa State reserve Denae Stuckey is from the Kansas side of Kansas City. The sophomore guard played at Washington High School before attending Butler County Community College for a year. Her brother Darrell was an all-Big 12 safety for the Kansas football team.
Fact BoxKansas at Iowa St.
When: Today at 1 p.m.
Where: Hilton Coliseum
On TV: Mediacom