Iowa State's Monte Morris (11) gets by Kansas State's D.J. Johnson, left, to shoot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Charlie Riedel
January 16, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Monte Morris scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, Gorges Niang continued his form at Bramlage Coliseum with 15 points, and No. 17 Iowa State kept Kansas State at arm's length in a 76-63 victory Saturday.

The win snapped a two-game skid for the Cyclones (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) after close losses to Texas and No. 22 Baylor, and prevented Iowa State's first 1-4 league start since 2010-11.

Abdel Nader added 14 points and Matt Thomas had 11 for Iowa State, which shot 50.9 percent from the field - meeting its season average of 50.2. Three players finished with at least six rebounds.

First-year Iowa State coach Steve Prohm used a timeout with 9:35 play to spark a 7-0 run after Kansas State cut a double-digit lead to 50-45 on a basket by Justin Edwards.

Edwards scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Kansas State (11-6, 1-4).

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