LAWRENCE, Kan. — 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 No. 16 Iowa State on Wednesday night and help push the Jayhawks’ winning streak to seven straight games.
Wiggins, the nation’s No. 1 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 three minutes left 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. Joel Embiid added 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Naadir Tharpe had 12 points and 12 assists.
Georges Niang led the Cyclones with 24 points. DeAndre Kane added 22 points.
Other top 10 games
No. 2 Syracuse 67, at Wake Forest 57
Freshman Tyler Ennis scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and No. 2 Syracuse beat Wake Forest 67-57 to match the best start in program history.
C.J. Fair added 16 points for the Orange (20-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), while Trevor Cooney scored all eight of his in the final 1:45 against the Demon Deacons (14-7, 4-4).
• Drew Crawford scored a season-high 30 points as visiting Northwestern upset cold-shooting No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56.