December 20, 2014
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Melvin Ejim scored 20 points and No. 16 Iowa State beat No. 22 Kansas State 81-75 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.
Georges Niang had 18 points and freshman Matt Thomas matched a career high with 14 for the Cyclones (15-3, 3-3 Big 12), who blew a 12-point halftime lead before putting the game away late in the second half.
Ejim blocked a potential game-tying 3 from Shane Southwell and hit two free throws to put the Cyclones ahead 79-73 with 23 seconds left.
Marcus Foster scored 20 points for Kansas State (14-6, 4-3), which lost consecutive games for the first time since November.