1. Melvin Ejim had perhaps his best game of the season against the hardest opponent the Cyclones have faced. He had 19 points, 11 boards and 5 assists, which led his team in every category. It was his 6th double double of the year, and the 6-6 junior is now 13th nationally in DR%.
2. On the year, Iowa State attempts 40% of their shots from the arc, which is 39th most nationally. They took 38 3s (52% of their shot attempts) against Kansas, making 37%. I combed the boxscores for the past 13 years and this was the most 3-pointers Iowa State has attempted in that time. The most in any Division I game this season was 41 attempts by Iona in a win over Liberty.
3. Jeff Withey had his typical excellent line: 15 pts, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks. Withey took over possession of the ball on two of his three blocks.
4. Freshman Ben McLemore's play over the past few weeks has put him into contention for national Freshman of the Year. He had a career high 33 points vs Iowa State, which included a banked-in 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. He was a perfect 6-6 from the arc, tying a Kansas record, and his 33 points tied he most scored by any Jayhawk under Bill Self.
5. Kansas won 97-89 in an 81 possession game. The 1.11 points per possession scored by Iowa State was the most scored against Kansas this year, and only the 3rd time anyone has scored more than a point per possession vs KU.