OU Drops a Tough One in Double OT

Associated Press
By Associated Press
Stat Comparison
Category ISU OU
Points  92 87 
FGM-A  32-75 29-72
FG% .427  .403 
3 FGM-A 10-35  9-20 
3 FG% .286  .450 
FTM-A 18-27  20-26 
FT% .667  .769 
Rebounds 41  50 
Assists 14  13 
Turnovers 16  25 
Blocks  4
Steals 18 
Individual Leaders
Category ISU OU
Points  Burton - 31  Woodard - 21
Rebounds  Holden - 7  Doolittle - 15 
Assists  Morris - 8  Woodard - 5 
Steals  Mitrou-Long - 6  Woodard - 3
Blocks  Holden - 2  Lattin - 2

 NORMAN (AP) — Deonte Burton scored a career-high 31 points, and Iowa State rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit to beat Oklahoma 92-87 in double overtime.

"I just want to say how proud I am of these guys," Iowa State Head Coach Steve Prohm said. "All of them. They go in tough situations and build their character. Our character is what we try to highlight every day."

Naz Mitrou-Long scored 20 points and Monte Morris added 19 for the Cyclones (12-6, 4-3 Big 12).

Jordan Woodard scored all 21 of his points after halftime, freshman Kameron McGusty scored 19 points and freshman Kristian Doolittle added 15 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for the Sooners (8-10, 2-5), who were coming off an overtime win at No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday.

The Sooners had just 12 turnovers against West Virginia's high-pressure defense, but the Cyclones forced them into 25. Iowa State's 18 steals were its most in a conference game since 1988 against Colorado.

Oklahoma ran out to a 14-2 lead to start the game and led 28-9 before Iowa State went on a 10-0 run to close the gap.

"We knew after a while if we stayed tough on the defensive end they would start missing shots," Long said. "After we calmed down and got back into gaps forcing them to turn the ball over. It was a big turn-around for us."

The Cyclones led 30-29 at halftime, and the teams traded leads the rest of the way. Oklahoma led by six in the first overtime with 1:49 to play, but the Sooners went cold, and Mitrou-Long scored six points to force a second extra period.

"It's a game of streaks," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "We've got to eliminate the bad stretches."