Understated Christopherson Shines for Iowa State


February 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) ā€” It isn’t easy to overlook Iowa State guard Scott Christopherson anymore.

Christopherson, a 6-foot-3 senior from LaCrosse, Wis., scored a season-high 29 points to lead Iowa State over host Kansas State 65-61 on Saturday. The victory might have clinched the program’s first NCAA tournament berth in seven years.

Christopherson makes 47.9 percent of his 3-pointers, best in the Big 12, and he has hit 22 of his last 34 attempts. He is also second in the Big 12 in free-throw shooting at 89.7 percent.

Christopherson and the Cyclones play at No. 7 Missouri on Wednesday and finish the regular season at home against No. 9 Baylor on Saturday.