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KU beats ISU

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 11:23 a.m. CST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State can shoot it with the best of them, as the Cyclones have shown many times this season.

But when those shots don’t fall, Iowa State can struggle.

No. 15 Kansas got a career-high 23 points from Naadir Tharpe and overwhelmed No. 8 Iowa State on the boards in a 77-70 victory Monday night. Seven-foot Joel Embiid finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks,

Iowa State shot an icy 31 percent from field and missed 21 of 25 3-point shots. Then there was the matter of being outrebounded 53-36.

DeAndre Kane, who sprained an ankle in a loss at Oklahoma on Saturday, had 21 points for Iowa State Melvin Ejim finished with 15 points and Georges Niang scored 11.

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