(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer For Iowa State to live up to its potential, senior transfer Will Clyburn has to play like a star.
On Saturday, Clyburn showed just how good the Cyclones can be when they follow his lead.
Clyburn torched then-No. 11 Kansas State for 24 points and 10 rebounds as Iowa State held off the Wildcats 74-69 for their first win over a ranked opponent this season.
It was a win the Cyclones (14-5, 4-2 Big 12) badly needed after an ugly loss at Texas Tech, and it kept them afloat in the upper half of the league ahead of Wednesday's game at Oklahoma State (13-5, 3-3).
Clyburn on Monday was named the Big 12's Rookie of the Week after posting back-to-back double-doubles - an honor made for some good-natured ribbing by Clyburn's teammates considering that he's 22 and at his third college.
But those same guys also know how important Clyburn is to everything they do.
''Will is one of the most versatile players in the country, in this leagu...