Iowa State led Kansas State by three with 16 seconds left, but a pair of free throws and a barely contested layup put the Cats in the driver seat. The Cyclones had a chance, but Nick Weiler-Babb’s final attempt was off the mark and Iowa State fell 58-57.
Steve Prohm mentioned Weiler-Babb could’ve gave himself a little bit of a better chance.
“When were playing that out, special situations that you better be dialed in, in what were looking for and what we want, so I think if you look at it, you can probably evaluate everything and he probably could’ve got another couple of dribbles and got down in the paint, because they’re not going to foul and the floors spread, but that’s just something we’ve got to work on,” Prohm said.
Weiler-Babb noticed that his team could’ve closed out the game with a higher energy level.
“Everybody in the Big 12 is a top tier team, we can’t let of the gas at the end of the game, we were up five or six at the end and they just made a quick little run at the end to end it so, we can’t keep our foot off the gas, we have to grow from it and next time we’re in this same situation, hopefully we execute better,” Weiler-Babb said.
Iowa State looks to rebound at Texas Tech next Wednesday. The game starts at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.