Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cyclones prevail in 3 OTs


STILLWATER, Okla. — DeAndre Kane had 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help 16th-ranked Iowa State defeat No. 19 Oklahoma State 98-97 in triple overtime on Monday night.

The win was Iowa State's first in Stillwater since March 2, 1998, a span of 18 games.

Melvin Ejim had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Georges Niang scored 17 and Dustin Hogue added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Cyclones (17-4, 5-4 Big 12), who have beaten six ranked teams this season.

Le'Bryan Nash scored 26, Marcus Smart had 20 points and eight assists and Markel Brown added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Cowboys (16-6, 4-5), who lost their third in a row.

Monte Morris hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 43 seconds left in the third overtime to put Iowa State up 96-95.

Nash misconnected on a pass to Williams, and Oklahoma State turned the ball over with 22 seconds left. Naz Long made two free throws with 21.8 seconds to play, extending Iowa State's lead to three.

Brown dunked, then Williams stole the ball to give the Cowboys a shot at the win. Smart missed a fadeaway, and Oklahoma State retained possession on a tie-up on the rebound. Nash missed a baseline jumper as time expired, and the Cyclones celebrated.

Kane committed his fourth foul with 1:40 left in the second overtime and Oklahoma State leading 87-86. Nash scored in close to bump the Cowboys' lead to three.

Iowa State's Matt Thomas and Kane missed shots, and Smart pulled in the rebound. Oklahoma State had a chance to put the game away, but Brown missed a midrange fadeaway, and Iowa State called a timeout, down 89-86 with 15.9 seconds left.

Thomas missed a 3, but Kane rebounded, and Long's 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left tied the score.

Iowa State had a chance to win at the end of the first overtime with the score tied at 83. Morris drove to the hoop, but Brown blocked his shot from behind.

Niang fouled out with 1:05 left in regulation and Iowa State leading 74-73. Brown made the two free throws after the foul to give Oklahoma State a 75-74 lead.

Ejim made the second of two free throws to tie the score at 75 with 44 seconds to play.

Nash's shot down low was blocked by Hogue, giving Iowa State another shot. Kane missed a 3-pointer, and a putback dunk by Ejim came after the buzzer.

Oklahoma State played without freshman guard Stevie Clark, who was kicked off the team after his second arrest of the year.

NO. 1 SYRACUSE 61, NOTRE DAME 55: Trevor Cooney scored a career-high 33 and tied a school record with nine 3-pointers to lead the host Orange (22-0, 9-0), in another matchup of former Big East foes.

NO. 6 VILLANOVA 81, XAVIER 58: James Bell hit six 3-pointers and scored 27 and Darrun Hilliard had 17 points for the host Wildcats (20-2, 8-1 Big East), who never trailed and won their fourth straight game.

B-CU 91, S.C. STATE 59: Mikel Trapp scored a career-high 33 for the host Wildcats (5-20, 3-7 MEAC), who had first-half runs of 22-4 and 13-0.

FAMU 54, SAVANNAH ST. 51: Jamie Adams scored 17 for the host Rattlers (8-14, 4-5 MEAC), who went ahead for good with a 9-0 second-half run.

ARKANSAS: Junior Alandise Harris and sophomore Michael Qualls were reinstated from their one-game suspensions and will play Wednesday night against Alabama. Neither player traveled to LSU on Saturday after being suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.

GEORGIA TECH: Coach Brian Gregory said sophomore guard Solomon Poole was dismissed from the team because of "conduct and accountability issues."

AP POLL: Syracuse switched places with Arizona at the top of the poll and became the first unanimous No. 1 since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11. Florida remained No. 3. No. 20 Virginia, No. 22 Connecticut and No. 23 Gonzaga returned to the rankings, replacing Ohio State, Wisconsin and Massachusetts.

POSTPONEMENTS: The games between Saint Peter's and host Manhattan and Iona and host Monmouth, N.J., were postponed until tonight because of snowstorms in the Northeast. A game between South Carolina Upstate and host East Tennessee State was postponed to Feb. 10.


NO. 7 BAYLOR 81, OKLA. 67: Odyssey Sims scored 27, including three 3-pointers and eight free throws, and Nina Davis added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the visiting Bears (19-3, 9-1 Big 12).

AP POLL: Connecticut remained No. 1. FSU fell out of the poll along with Iowa State, replaced by No.  22 Nebraska and No. 24 Michigan State.


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