Iowa State pounds OU
BY GUERIN EMIG World Sports Writer
Monday, February 04, 2013
AMES, Iowa – Oklahoma was no match for Iowa State's firepower tonight, and it was run out of Hilton Coliseum as a result.
The Cyclones' 83-64 victory sent the Sooners to their second loss in three days, marking the first time OU has suffered back-to-back losses this year. The Sooners (14-7 overall, 5-4 in Big 12) must win at Kansas Saturday to avoid a three-game losing streak.
They'll need to compete harder than they did against Iowa State. The Cyclones made seven of their first 10 3-pointers tonight to tear open an early lead that only widened. It was 44-31 at the half, then 53-33 at the first time out of the second half, and 58-33 shortly after that.
Will Clyburn led the 16-6/6-3 Cyclones with 19 points, but everyone wearing the home whites looked sharp.
The Sooners looked totally outclassed. Their only double-digit scorers were reserves. Andrew Fitzgerald, Isaiah Cousins and Cameron Clark finished with 12, 10 and 10 points, respectively.
Iowa State forward Georges Niang tries to work around Oklahoma forward Romero Osby in the first half of Monday night's game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Justin Hayworth/AP