Basketball

Iowa State sweeps Big 12 weekly honors

Feb 16, 2019; Manhattan, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Lindell Wigginton (5) is guarded by Kansas State Wildcats guard Kamau Stokes (3) during the first half at Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – After a 78-64 win at No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday, which snapped the Wildcats’ nine-game conference win streak, Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, while Talen Horton-Tucker earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors.

Wigginton provided a big spark for the Cyclones off the bench in Manhattan. He dropped 23 points on 7-9 shooting from the field, including 5-6 from deep, which matched his career high. He pulled down three boards and dished out three assists. It is the fourth time that he’s been named the conference player of the week.

Horton-Tucker was hitting from everywhere on Saturday. He finished the game with 20 points behind a career day from downtown, cashing in on 6-9 from deep. The six made 3-pointers was a new career high. He added three rebounds, two assists and a steal to his stat line. It’s the second time this season that Horton-Tucker has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the week.

The No. 23 Iowa State men’s basketball team (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) returns to the court tomorrow when it plays host to Baylor. That game is set to tip at 8 p.m. from Hilton Coliseum and will be televised on ESPN2.

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Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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