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A Top 25 showdown is on tap at the Allen Fieldhouse this evening, as the sixth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks square off with the 16th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones in a key Big 12 tilt. Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far. Bill Selfs squad is playing some of its best basketball of late. After knocking off four straight nationally-ranked foes, Kansas avoided a letdown this past weekend, blowing out TCU on the road, 91-69. Fred Hoibergs Cyclones are 15-3 overall and have some marquee wins to their credit, knocking off Michigan, Iowa and Texas thus far. The team continued to bolster its resume with last weekends 81-75 win over nationally-ranked Kansas State. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for Iowa State and moved the team to 3-3 in league play. Kansas has won four straight meetings and 17 of the last 18 overall to take a 174-59 all-time series lead. KU is seeking the regular-season sweep after posting a 77-70 win in Ames on Jan. 13. The Jayhawks hold a 89-15 edge in Lawrence and a 48-9 advantage at the Allen Fieldhouse, including wins in the last eight meetings there. After winning its first 14 games of the season, Iowa State has started to return to the pack a little bit, with losses in three of the last four games. Still, the Cyclones remain dangerous, leading the Big 12 in scoring (84.8), assists (18.2), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7) and three-point field goals made (8.7). The scoring pool is deep for ISU, with four of the five starters in double figures. Melvin Ejim leads the team with 17.9 ppg, while also grabbing 7.3 rpg. DeAndre Kane is the new edition to the roster and has made an immediate impact with 16.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per outing. Georges Niang (15.4 ppg) and Dustin Hogue (11.9 ppg, 9.3 rpg) add to ISUs firepower. Iowa State shot a scorching 61.5 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 12-point lead over Kansas State into intermission. The Cyclones cooled off considerably after the break (35.7 percent), but were able to hold on for the win. Ejim just missed a double-double, finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds. Niang poured in 18 points, followed by Matt Thomas (14 pts) and Kane (10 pts). Hogue netted eight points, but grabbed a team-best 12 boards. Freshman Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Jayhawks to the easy win over the Horned Frogs last time out. Kansas shot a sterling 57.4 percent from the floor and held a 40-24 rebounding advantage in the rout. Fellow freshmen Joel Embiid (14 points and three blocks) and Wayne Selden Jr. (12 points), got into the act as well, while sophomore Perry Ellis (eight points) grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. The Jayhawks have been ultra-efficient this season, ranking fourth nationally at an impressive .510 shooting percentage from the floor, leading to a hefty 79.6 ppg. Kansas has also been dominant on the glass with a +7.3 rebounding margin. A young squad that features three freshmen, one sophomore and one junior in the starting lineup, is peaking at the right time. Wiggins was the star recruit and has played well for the most part, leading the Jayhawks in scoring at 15.8 ppg. Ellis is second in the scoring column at 12.9 ppg. Embiid has burst on the scene as one of the nations most talented big men, shooting .667 from the floor, while averaging 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. Old Skool Australia Cheap .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Colts by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cincinnati 8-8, Indianapolis 11-5SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 18-10LAST MEETING — Colts beat Bengals 27-0, Oct. 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Then they went head to head, and Jose Fernandez bested Yasiel Puig to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernandez allowed only one earned run in six innings to help Marlins win 6-2 Monday night, giving the Dodgers consecutive defeats for the first time since June 20-21. Puig went 0 for 3 against the All-Star right-hander in their first matchup. "Its not a big deal," Fernandez said. "Its one game. I dont think at all that Im better than him. His talent is no doubt." They met for the first time less than two hours before the game and talked at length, a rarity for a hitter and the pitcher hes about to face. "We were talking forever," Fernandez said. "I know were going to be incredible friends, because we actually were talking about what we went through to get here. We used to live 45 minutes away from each other. Pretty amazing." That adjective is used a lot lately to describe Fernandez (9-5), who beat the Dodgers for the second time in two starts. He has an ERA of 1.64 since June 1, and at home this year hes 6-0 in 12 starts with an ERA of 1.40. The animated 21-year-old was especially pumped up to face the NL West leaders. "He told me he was fired up and woke up at 6:30 in the morning ready to go," manager Mike Redmond said. "I was a little nervous, just because with young kids youre not sure." Fernandez lacked his usual command, walking two in the first inning, and threw 109 pitches. But he struck out eight, and the Dodgers went 0 for 7 against him with runners in scoring position. "Hes a tremendous pitcher," Puig said through a translator. "He knew how to mix his pitches and was able to dominate." Fernandez also had the Marlins first hit and scored the games first run from first base on a two-out double by Christian Yelich. "We just beat the best team in baseball," Fernandez said. "Thats the most important part. I could have pitched a lot better, but we got the win." Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-4), anothher standout rookie, allowed three runs in 7 1-3 innings and lost for the first time in his past eight starts.dddddddddddd Logan Morrison doubled home a run in the seventh to put Miami ahead to stay. Giancarlo Stanton added his 15th homer in the eighth, when Miami scored three times against a bullpen that has been the best in the majors over the past month. Three Marlins relievers completed the six-hitter, delighting a crowd of 27,127, the third-largest this season in Miami. The Dodgers fell to 25-5 since the All-Star break and lost for only the third time in their past 22 road games. They had a 10-game winning streak snapped Sunday at Philadelphia. "We didnt play bad tonight," manager Don Mattingly said. "We didnt make any errors. We didnt get a whole lot of hits. We just got beat. At some point you have to say you got beat." Juan Uribe went 3 for 3 against Fernandez, scored once and doubled home a run. But Puig went 0 for 5, dropping his average to .351. Hanley Ramirez, traded by the Marlins during their miserable 2012 season, drew boos each time he batted. He went 0 for 4 and struck out twice. Los Angeles loaded the bases in the fifth on a ground single, an infield single and an error by third baseman Ed Lucas. Carl Crawford drove in a run with a groundout, but Fernandez then squelched the threat. He struck out Puig on three consecutive 97-mph fastballs, and struck out Adrian Gonzalez on a breaking pitch. "He has always taken those situations and really dominated them," Redmond said. Stanton homered off the home-run sculpture at Marlins Park against Chris Withrow. "A 2-iron," Redmond said. "That was a bullet." The homer ended a streak of 12 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings by the Los Angeles bullpen. NOTES: LF Crawford and 2B Mark Ellis robbed the Marlins of hits. ... Fernandez might make only one more home start. The Marlins plan to limit him to no more than 170 innings this year. ... Miamis Donovan Solano had an RBI single and is batting .400 with runners in scoring position. ... LHP Chris Capuano, scheduled to start Tuesday, celebrated his 35th birthday Monday. ' ' '