03/02 22:26 CST No. 17 Iowa State rallies to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70
No. 17 Iowa State rallies to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70
By LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer
AMES, Iowa (AP) --- Georges Niang had 20 of his 23 points in the second half
and No. 17 Iowa State rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun No. 15 Oklahoma
77-70 on Monday night and snap a two-game losing streak.
Monte Morris had 19 points for the Cyclones (21-8, 11-6 Big 12), who maintained
their shot at a share of the conference title following one of the wilder
league games in years.
Oklahoma raced to a 19-point halftime lead. But Iowa State score 22 straight
points in just over 5 minutes and outscored the Sooners 59-33 in the second
Buddy Hield had 26 points for the Sooners (20-9, 11-6), who shot just 32
percent in the second half in losing for just the second time in 10 games.
Oklahoma had survived scares in its last three games, needing overtime to beat
Texas Tech and rallying past Texas and TCU for narrow wins.
The Sooners looked as though they had the Cyclones buried by halftime.
Oklahoma dominated the offensive glass, forced Iowa State to turn it over 10
times in 15 minutes and jumped ahead 37-18. It was a stunning score considering
that the Cyclones had won 21 straight home games before last week's loss to
But Isaiah Cousins was given a technical foul following a block by teammate
Ryan Spangler with Oklahoma ahead 48-28 --- and that seemed to spark the
Their furious run was capped by a 3-pointer from Dustin Hogue that put Iowa
State ahead 50-48 with 9:33 left.
The Cyclones kept pushing, and Niang's 3 gave them a 59-52 lead with 6:43 left.
Jameel McKay had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Iowa State, including 10 in the
first half to keep the Cyclones within relative striking distance.
Morris, like Niang, took over in the second half scoring all but two of his
Iowa State: The Cyclones have won at least 11 Big 12 games in each of the past
four seasons. ... Long and McKay staged an impromptu 3-point shooting contest
from behind the courtside seats. Long ended it with a swish.
Oklahoma: Cousins had 12 points. ... The Sooners more than doubled up Iowa
State by halftime despite shooting just 38 percent. That's because Oklahoma,
helped by a 6-1 edge on the offensive glass, had 10 more shots than the
Iowa State plays at TCU on Saturday.
The Sooners host No. 9 Kansas on Saturday.