Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Iowa State knocks off new No. 1 Oklahoma

AMES, Iowa — Georges Niang scored 22, Monte Morris added 20 and No. 19 Iowa State beat top-ranked Oklahoma 82-77 Monday night, its first win over a No. 1 team since toppling Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas Jayhawks in 1957.

Morris had a jumper, a key rebound and two free throws in the final 21 seconds for the Cyclones (14-4, 3-3 Big 12), who were actually slight favorites at home.

It was the third time a No. 1 team lost in the state of Iowa this season: Northern Iowa beat North Carolina, and Iowa beat Michigan State.

Isaiah Cousins hit a 3 with 41 seconds left to tie it at 75 for OU, which moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press poll earlier in the day. But Morris drilled a step-back jumper for the lead, and Abdel Nader's free throws with 3.1 seconds left put it out of reach.

Buddy Hield scored 27 and Cousins 26 for the Sooners (15-2, 4-2), who could make a case for retaining the top spot with a win Saturday at No. 13 Baylor.

SYRACUSE 64, NO. 20 DUKE 62: Tyler Roberson had 14 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, and the visiting Orange (13-7, 3-4 ACC) handed the Blue Devils (14-5, 3-3) their third straight loss.

Marshall Plumlee had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead Duke, which has its longest losing skid since the 2006-07 team dropped its final four games.

Duke had two chances in the final minute to take the lead after Plumlee made it 63-62 with 31.3 seconds left. Gbinije missed the front end of a one-and-one with 29.1 seconds left, and after the Orange burned three fouls to give, Grayson Allen missed a flip shot with about seven seconds left and Roberson tapped the rebound out to Richardson.

Richardson made a free throw with 2.1 seconds left. Matt Jones rebounded the miss, took off down court and appeared to draw contact near midcourt, but no foul was called as the buzzer sounded.

That helped Boeheim claim the latest matchup of the winningest active men's coaches in Division I. He and longtime friend Mike Krzyzewski have combined for 1,906 victories.

NO. 22 PURDUE 107, RUTGERS 57: Freshman Caleb Swanigan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boilermakers (16-3, 4-2 Big Ten) had a 63-23 rebounding advantage while handing the Scarlet Knights' their worst home loss. Rutgers' previous worst loss at home was 111-69 to Lafayette on March 3, 1955.

REF TRIP: Oregon State forward Jarmal Reid was suspended at least four games a day after sticking out his leg and tripping a referee in a loss against Utah. After coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension, which was affirmed by the Pac-12 Conference, Reid apologized. Tinkle said Reid's conduct over the next two weeks will determine if additional discipline will be taken.

AP POLL: Oklahoma was a unanimous No. 1, topping the poll for the first time since the final two weeks of the 1989-90 season. No. 21 USC and No. 25 Indiana entered, and Pittsburgh and Gonzaga fell out.


NO. 3 N. DAME 79, NO. 18 TENN. 66: Brianna Turner and Arike Ogunbowale scored 14 each for the host Irish (17-1), which got 24 points off turnovers to beat the Volunteers (11-6) for the sixth straight time after losing the first 20 games in the series.

NO. 10 MISS. ST. 79, OLE MISS 51: Morgan William had 16 points, Chinwe Okorie added 14 and the host Bulldogs (17-2, 4-1 SEC) bounced back from Thursday's road loss to Missouri to win for the 12th time in 13 games.

AP POLL: USF climbed four spots to a program-best 15th as four Sunshine State teams remained in the Top 25. FSU rose two spots to No. 14 and Miami five spots to No. 16, while Florida dropped two spots to No. 22. Duke fell out of the poll after 312 straight weeks. USC also fell out, and No. 24 DePaul and No. 25 West Virginia entered.

Tonight: Florida vs. Mississippi State

7, O'Connell Center, Gainesville Records: Florida 11-6, 3-2 SEC; Mississippi State 7-9, 0-4 TV/radio: ESPNU; 620-AM

Iowa State knocks off new No. 1 Oklahoma 01/18/16 [Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 11:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. After offseason of work hard, play hard, DeSean Jackson ready to produce for Bucs


    TAMPA — There's no telling what DeSean Jackson will do once he gets a football in his hands. Perhaps that's why a camera crew followed his every move Wednesday while the Bucs' new $30 million receiver stood on a step of the hot tub that empties into a spacious, azure pool at his new, sprawling five-bedroom home in …

    DeSean Jackson jokes around with girlfriend Kayla Phillips at their Tampa home as a crew from HBO’s Hard Knocks documents their day.
  2. Rays journal: Jake Odorizzi goes on 10-day DL with back strain

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Jake Odorizzi is hoping his struggles this season can be tied directly to the lower-back strain he has tried to pitch through since spring training. Toward that end, the Rays placed Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday retroactive to Tuesday.

    Rays center fielder Mallex Smith smiles after hitting a single advancing runners in the third inning. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  3. Playoff chase heats up for Rays with key series at Yankees up first (w/ video)

    The Heater


    It was important that Evan Longoria crushed a two-run homer in the sixth inning Wednesday and Steven Souza Jr. blasted a solo shot off the farthest catwalk an inning later.

    Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and Tim Beckham (1) celebrate the double play to end the top of the sixth inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, New York

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
  5. Roger Mooney's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    It is going to get interesting tonight when the Rays begin a four-game series against the Yankees in New York. The Rays feel they are good enough to win the East Division. These next four games and the four that follow in Houston will be a good measuring stick.