For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.
The Wildcats survived a furious upset bid from Iowa State by leaning heavily on quarterback Jake Waters and a defense that shined in the second half.
Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg wanted to see an up-and-down game against plodding Kansas State, one where the scoreboard would spin like a slot machine as points piled up.
He certainly didn't want to see the Wildcats with 85 by the end of it.
After a disheartening loss to Texas Tech, Iowa State point guard Korie Lucious called a players-only meeting Friday designed to rally the Cyclones. Iowa State responded to its worst loss with its best win of the season, upsetting No. 11 Kansas State 73-67.