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According to Iowa State spokesman Matt Shoultz, the only freshman to break an NCAA record was Blake Ahearn of Missouri State, who made 97.5 percent of his free throws in 2004. The NCAA has only kept track of assist-to-turnover ratio since 2008, so it’s quite possible that others had previously matched Morris but never got credit for it.

One thing seems sure: Iowa State should be set at point guard long after Kane is gone.

“He’s really good. I mean, I knew he was really good,” sophomore forward Georges Niang said. “The way he handles himself on and off the court is, he’s mature beyond his years. When you have someone like that in your program and he’s running the team as a freshman, that’s comforting.”