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Iowa State tries to end Jayhawk jinx

The Iowa State men's basketball team hasn't won at Kansas since 2005. The Iowa State men's basketball team hasn't won at Kansas since 2005.
AMES, Iowa (KTIV) -

Round two between Iowa State and Kansas is Wednesday night. The 16th-ranked Cyclones broke a 3-game losing streak on Saturday, while the sixth-ranked Jayhawks lead the Big 12 with a 6-0 record.
Kansas took advantage cold-shooting by the Cyclones to win 77-70 in their first meeting just over two weeks ago. The Cyclones shot just 31 percent from the field, including 4-of-25 shooting from three-point range.

Since that loss, Iowa State is shooting 40-percent on three's and still lead the conference in scoring.

The Cyclones haven't won at KU in nine years, but this year's team is confident they can change that.

"Playing against them once already, the only thing that's really going to change is the atmosphere at KU," said freshman Monte Morris. "I know it's a big stage and everything but I just think preparation and film, I feel like I should be fine."

"We just got to go down there and go at them," said senior DeAndre Kane. "Try to get them in foul trouble. You can't shy away from contact. You go right at their chest and try to get their big men in foul trouble."

The Cyclones host #23 Oklahoma on Saturday and #8 Oklahoma State on Monday. Iowa State and Kansas play at 8 o'clock Wednesday on ESPN U.

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