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Lawrence, KS (SportsNetwork. Steve Larmer Jersey .com) - Two of the top teams in the Big 12 Conference get together on Monday night, as the Iowa State Cyclones pull into Allen Fieldhouse to tangle with the Kansas Jayhawks. At 6-2 in the Big 12, Iowa State is off to its best start in conference play since the 2000-01 season. The Cyclones, who are presently tied with West Virginia for second place, have won their last two games to improve to 16-4 overall. ISU whipped TCU at home on Saturday, 83-66, and the squad will try to climb a game over .500 in true road tests with a win tonight, and in the process earn its first regular-season sweep of the Jayhawks since 2000-01. Kansas holds down first place in the Big 12 standings, as the team has won four straight to elevate its league ledger to 7-1, and its overall record to 18-3. The Jayhawks took down visiting Kansas State on Saturday, 68-57, to improve to 11-0 at home. These two teams met in Ames on Jan. 17, with the Cyclones prevailing in an 86-81 final. Still, Kansas holds a commanding lead in the all-time series at 176-61, which includes a 90-15 mark in Lawrence. In the first meeting between the two teams, Iowa States Naz Long scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures, among them Monte Morris who logged his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 assists. The Jayhawks got 21 points from Frank Mason III, while Perry Ellis logged his own double-double with 19 points and 11 boards in defeat. Georges Niang was high man for the Cyclones in their recent win over TCU, as he tallied 23 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Morris and Bryce Dejean- Jones tacked on 16 points apiece, while Dustin Hogue added 12 points for an Iowa State squad that drained 56.4 percent of its field goal attempts. As for the Horned Frogs, they shot just 40.6 percent from the floor, and went a dreadful 1-of-8 at the free-throw line. Furthermore, ISU controlled the glass to the tune of a 44-30 rebounding advantage. All five starters are averaging double figures for the Cyclones this season, led by Niangs 15.2 ppg. As a result, the team is netting 80.3 ppg in hitting 49.1 percent of its total shots, but only 35.1 percent of its 3-point tries. Iowa States defensive stance allows the opposition 68.6 ppg, behind typical shooting efforts of .414 overall, .339 from beyond the arc, and .751 at the foul line. Kansas played exceptional defense in Saturdays win over rival Kansas State, as it held the Wildcats to 33.3 percent field goal efficiency, which included a horrific 17.1 percent (6-of-35) effort in the first half. K-State finished with five 3-pointers, but went 0-of-7 from distance during the opening 20 minutes. The Jayhawks were only 44.8 percent accurate from the floor, and they had a rough day at the charity stripe (10-of-17). Ellis produced another double-double with 16 points and 12 boards, while Wayne Selden, Jr. chipped in with 14 points, Brannen Greene 11 and Mason III 10 in the winning effort. For the season, Kansas is putting up 71.8 ppg, thanks in large part to its near-40 percent performance out on the perimeter and 70.8 percent showing at the free-throw line. Balance has been the key, as seven players average at least 6.0 ppg, including double-digit scorers Ellis (12.8 ppg) and Mason III (12.7 ppg). The Jayhawks have done well for the themselves at the defensive end by yielding 64.2 ppg, with foes shooting just 39.8 percent from the field. A +5.9 rebounding differential has also helped the team achieve some of its goals this season. Marian Hossa Blackhawks Jersey . Gorges is believed to have suffered the injury while blocking a shot with a hand during Montreals win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The Canadiens added to their defensive depth this week by acquiring veteran Mike Weaver from the Florida Panthers. Artemi Panarin Jersey .ca. The NHL Play of the Year showdown kicks off with some slick moves going head-to-head with a combination of soft hands and endless patience.Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Millsap posted 23 points and eight rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks extended their win streak to nine games with an 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic. Al Horford scored 17 points and Jeff Teague had 13 for the Hawks, who have not lost since the Raptors dropped them with a 126-115 decision on Nov. 26. Victor Oladipo paced Orlando with 21 points and Evan Fournier scored 18. Tobias Harris and Kyle OQuinn but recorded double-doubles in the setback. We have to beat those elite teams, like Washington and Atlanta, and we cant beat them right now, Fournier said. After shooting 6-for-22 from behind the arc over the first three quarters, the Hawks made three in a row in the fourth as they pulled away. Kyle Korver, Millsap and Mike Scott all hit from deep during a 1:45 window midway through the period. Teague followed Scotts triple with a runner to give Atlanta an 81-73 lead. OQuinn, who had eight of his 14 points in the fourth, scored on consecutive possessions around a Millsap miss to pull Orlando back within four with a minute to play. Teague and Millsap put the game away with two free throws apiece in the final minute. Duncan Keith Blackhawks Jersey. We needed a game like this, when things werent falling on the offensive end and we had to pick it up defensively, Teague said. Second half, I think we did a pretty good job making it tough for them. The Hawks owned a 29-26 lead after a high-scoring first quarter in which both teams shot better than 58 percent. The second quarter was a different story, as the two teams combined to shoot 9-for-44 for 25 total points. It was 40-40 at halftime. Fournier scored seven points during a 12-3 swing for Orlando to open the third quarter. Atlanta chipped away throughout the period and with 39 seconds remaining, Dennis Schroder drove and kicked to a wide open Horford, whose corner 3 tied it at 64. Game Notes Atlantas nine-game win streak matches the Clippers for second best in the NBA this season behind Golden States 14 game streak, which it currently holds ... Magic center Nikola Vucevic missed his sixth straight game with a back injury ... Seven different Hawks had at least two assists. Cheap Jerseys From China wholesale jerseys ' ' '