AMES, Iowa (AP) — Korie Lucious was supposed to bring stability to Iowa State after transferring from Michigan State.
Instead, the senior point guard has been as inconsistent as any player on Iowa State’s roster this season. And so has his team.
Lucious has committed 41 turnovers in 10 games, more than any other player from a major-conference school. Though Lucious turned it over just once in Sunday’s easy win over Nebraska-Omaha, the lasting image of his weekend came Friday night at Iowa.
Lucious committed seven turnovers — six more than his freshman counterpart, Iowa’s Anthony Clemmons — in an 80-71 loss.
Third-year coach Fred Hoiberg has put control of his offense in the hands of Lucious and he isn’t about to bail on him now.