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Wiggins’ Career High Leads Jayhawks Past Iowa State

Associated Press - January 30, 2014 12:12 am

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Andrew Wiggins has finally started to live up to the hype.

The superstar freshman scored a career high 29 points, including six straight late in the game, to lead No. 6 Kansas to a 92-81 victory over Iowa State Wednesday night and help push the Jayhawks’ winning streak to seven straight games.

Wiggins, the nation’s top recruit, has caught fire after a slow start to his college career. He had 27 points in Saturday’s win at TCU, and matched that with an emphatic dunk that gave Kansas an 81-72 lead with just under 3 minutes remaining in the game.

The Jayhawks (16-4, 7-0 Big 12) put away the Cyclones (15-4, 3-4) from there, something they failed to do after building a 16 point first half lead and a 13 point second-half cushion.

Perry Ellis added 20 points for Kansas, which has won five straight over the Cyclones.

Georges Niang led the Cyclones with 24 points and DeAndre Kane added 22.