The Kansas State Wildcats basketball team lost their second straight game in a row on Tuesday night when they fell to the Iowa State Cyclones by a score of 72-70. With another close game, they've lost the last two games by a combined five points. The Wildcats now have a 15-6 record and their 4-5 conference record has them in fifth place in the Big 12 while the Cyclones have a 16-6 record and their 6-3 conference record has them in fourth place in the Big 12.
The Wildcats were led by Thomas Gipson, who scored 13 points. Both Rodney McGruder and Jamar Samuels scored 11 points, Angel Rodriguez added eight points and Will Spradling rounded out the rest of the starting lineup by scoring six points. Martavious Irving came off the bench to add 11 points while Adrian Diaz scored six, Victor Ojeleye scored three and Shane Southwell scored one point.
The Cyclones were led by Royce White, who scored 22 points against Kansas State. Chris Allen scored 15, Scott Christopherson added 11, Chris Babb added eight and Melvin Ejim rounded out the rest of the starting lineup scoring six points. Percy Gibson scored five points off the bench while Tyrus McGee scored three points and Anthony Booker added two.
The Wildcats will attempt to bounce back from their two close losses on Saturday, Feb. 4 when they host Texas A&M at 4 p.m. (ET) while the Cyclones will attempt to win their third game in a row on the road against Oklahoma on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.