No. 13 Cyclones beat No. 9 Kansas 70-66 for Big 12 title

Mar 14, 2015 8:34 PM by Ross Field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Iowa State's unflappable bunch of comeback kids did it one more time.

Georges Niang scored 19 points, Abdel Nader made the go-ahead foul shots with 48 seconds to go, and the No. 13 Cyclones rallied from a 17-point second-half hole to beat ninth-ranked Kansas 70-66 in the Big 12 Tournament championship Saturday night.

It was the fifth straight game - including all three in the tournament - that the Cyclones rallied from a double-digit deficit, prompting Niang to dub them the "Comeback Kids."

Nader finished with 13 points, and Jameel McKay and Monte Morris had 11 each for the Cyclones (25-8), who also knocked off the Jayhawks on their way to winning the title a year ago.

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