|Oklahoma Team Notes|
No. 4 seed Oklahoma led by as many as 14 points and didn't trail until 3:19 remained in the second half but lost 73-66 to No. 5 seed Iowa State in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship quarterfinals. OU fell to 20-11 on the year while ISU improved to 22-10.
The Sooners took a 60-48 lead with 7:41 remaining but were outscored 25-6 over the final 7:22.
Averaging a nation-leading 10.0 3-point makes per game entering the day, Iowa State was held to seven treys on 26 attempts (.269). The Cyclones were 1-for-12 in the first half and started 3-for-20 before making four of their final six attempts over the last 7:22.
After Oklahoma went 34-for-34 from the free throw line against the Cyclones in Norman on March 2, Iowa State was a perfect 14-for-14 at the charity stripe today. OU made its first five attempts today to run its streak of makes against ISU to 43 (made its last four in Ames on Feb. 4). The Sooners finished 15-for-18 at the line today (.833).
Iowa State posted a 43-31 rebounding advantage and outboarded OU by 14 in the second half. Its 14 offensive rebounds on the day led to an 18-11 advantage in second-chance points.
Oklahoma's five turnovers tied a season low.
The Sooners shot .457 from the field in the first half but just .286 in the second half. Conversely, Iowa State shot .355 in the first half and .500 in the second. The Cyclones went 7-for-10 from the field and 7-for-7 from the free throw line to close the game.
Senior forward Romero Osby led OU with 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists. It was the 14th time in the last 19 outings he led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring.
Junior guard/forward Cameron Clark tied a season-high with 17 points. The only Sooner to shoot above 50 percent, he was 5-for-7 from the field and 7-for-7 at the free throw line.
The Sooners fell to 20-14 all-time in the Big 12 Championship. The win for Iowa State snapped a seven-game losing streak in the event (it is now 8-15).