Oklahoma St 66

(10-7, 1-2 Big 12)

Iowa State 73

(12-6, 2-1 Big 12)

1:45 PM ET, January 19, 2008

Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa

1 2 T
OKST 40 2666
ISU 35 3873

Top Performers

Oklahoma St: O. Muonelo 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

Iowa State: W. Johnson 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Iowa St. 73, Oklahoma St. 66

Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Wesley Johnson scored a career-high 24 points to lead Iowa State past Oklahoma State 73-66 on Saturday for its ninth win in 11 games.

Freshman Craig Brackins added 15 points and Jiri Hubalek had 13 for the Cyclones (12-6, 2-1 Big 12), who rallied from an early 10-point hole and extended Oklahoma State's road losing streak to 16 games.

Oklahoma State (10-7, 1-2) clawed within 67-64 on a 3-point play by Obi Muonelo with 53 seconds left, but Terrel Harris missed a 3 and the Cowboys were forced to foul. Jiri Hubalek nailed four straight from the line, and Johnson followed with a steal to cement the victory.

Iowa State improved to 9-0 when scoring at least 70 points.

Oklahoma State's leading scorer, freshman James Anderson, scored just four points on 1-of-5 shooting from the field. He missed the final 12:26 of the Cowboys' loss to Baylor last Tuesday with an ankle injury and wasn't much of a factor against the Cyclones. He missed an open 3 that would have made it a one-possession game with less than two minutes left.

Harris and Marcus Dove each scored 17 to lead the Cowboys.

After a sloppy first half, Iowa State opened the second with an 11-3 run to retake the lead. Rahshon Clark hit a 3 to put the Cyclones ahead, and Johnson followed with a 3-point play to make it 46-43. Oklahoma State briefly jumped ahead 56-55, but Brackins answered with a 3, a jumper and a free throw to help put the Cyclones ahead 63-56 with 5:26 left.

Clark and Iowa State coach Greg McDermott picked up technical fouls early in the first half, and Oklahoma State seized momentum with a 13-2 run to go up six. Oklahoma State pushed that lead to as much as 33-23, but the Cyclones responded with an 12-4 run to get within 37-35 late in the first half.

Byron Eaton hit a fadeaway 3 as time expired to put the Cowboys ahead 40-35 at the break. Iowa State committed 11 turnovers in the opening half, one more than it had in Wednesday's win over Missouri.

Clark hit a 3-pointer late in the first half to become the 26th player in Iowa State history with more than 1,000 points.

The Cowboys, who haven't won a road game under second-year coach Sean Sutton, last notched a road victory on Feb. 4, 2006 at Kansas State.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 66 73
FG Made-Attempted 25-61 (.410) 19-38 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 8-14 (.571)
FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 27-33 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 7

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