Iowa State confident in senior PG Korie Lucious


December 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Senior point guard Korie Lucious was supposed to bring stability to Iowa State after transferring from Michigan State. Instead, Lucious has been as inconsistent as any player on Iowa State’s roster this season. Lucious has committed 41 turnovers in 10 games — more than any other player from a major-conference school in the country. Lucious committed seven turnovers — or six more than his freshman counterpart, Iowa’s Anthony Clemmons — in an 80-71 loss to the Hawkeyes last week.

Third-year coach Fred Hoiberg has put control of his offense in the hands of Lucious, and he isn’t about to bail on his senior now. Lucious has shown signs of improvement. He’s averaging over 13 points and seven assists over his last four games.