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Kansas holds on to beat Iowa State 80-76

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots.

Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything.

Kansas began switching five on defense, and the stops fueled a 14-0 second-half charge that gave Self's team the lead. And unlike last weekend at West Virginia, the ninth-ranked Jayhawks made it stick down the stretch, holding on for an 80-76 victory over the No. 24 Cyclones.

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