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Dotson scores 20 points, No. 3 Kansas routs Iowa State 79-53

Kansas v Iowa State

AMES, IA - JANUARY 8: Marcus Garrett #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks takes a shot as Tyrese Haliburton #22 of the Iowa State Cyclones blocks in the second half of the game at Hilton Coliseum on January 8, 2020 in Ames, Iowa. The Kansas Jayhawks won 79-53 over the Iowa State Cyclones. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

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AMES, Iowa -- Devon Dotson had 20 points and six assists, David McCormack added 16 points and seven rebounds and No. 3 Kansas routed Iowa State 79-53 on Wednesday night.

The Jayhawks (12-2, 2-0 Big 12) closed the first half with a 21-3 run to take a 20-point lead. Kansas shot 52% from the field while limiting the Cyclones (7-7, 0-2) to 34%.

Ochai Agbaji added 16 points for the Jayhawks. They handed Iowa State its most-lopsided loss in the series since an 89-66 setback Feb. 12, 2011, in Lawrence.

The Jayhawks made 10 of 19 3-pointers, with Agbaji hitting 4 of 5.

Kansas held star Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton to five points -- 12 below his average. Rasir Bolton led the Cyclones with 12 points.


Kansas: The Jayhawks clamped down for the second straight conference game. They limited West Virginia to 32.2% shooting in the conference opener, then held the Cyclones 27 points below their league-leading scoring average.

Iowa State: The Cyclones were coming off a pair of two-point losses in their past two games -- including an 81-79 setback in overtime at TCU. They dropped their third game at home this season and shot just 29 percent from three-point range.


Kansas: Hosts Baylor on Saturday.

Iowa State: Hosts to Oklahoma on Saturday.