AMES, Iowa – Oklahoma State (17-13, 7-10 Big 12) downed Iowa State (13-16, 4-13 Big 12), 80-71 in the home finale Tuesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
The Cowboys converted 15 offensive boards into 24 second-chance points to hurt the Cyclones. ISU shot just 39.7 percent from the field in the loss.
Donovan Jackson drilled five of Iowa State’s 13 3-pointers in the game en route to 17 points. Lindell Wigginton added 20 points and Terrence Lewis chipped in with 12 points behind a career-high four 3-pointers.
OSU’s Jeffrey Carroll led all players with 21 points.
How It Happened
Oklahoma State led 48-43 in a high-scoring first half. The Cowboys were up by as many 12 points, leading 33-21 behind a 10-0 run.
Iowa State got hot from the perimeter to get back into the game. Terrence Lewis buried three treys in the final six minutes to help trim the deficit at the break.
A slow start to the second half hurt the Cyclones. ISU made just 1-of-12 shots to begin the second period to help OSU mount a 62-46 lead.
ISU had an answer, however, drilling three-straight 3-pointers (Jackson, Wigginton, Lewis) to close the gap to 62-55 with 11:48 remaining.
The Cowboys kept the Cyclones at bay for the rest of the game, maintaining at least a seven-point lead the rest of the way.
Players of Note
Terrence Lewis came off the bench to score in double figures for the second-straight game with 12 points, matching his career high. Lewis hit 4-of-5 shots from beyond the arc to set a new career high for 3-pointers made in a game. Lewis has made seven 3-pointers in his last two games.
Lindell Wigginton posted his ISU-freshman high 11th 20-point game with 20 points to pace the Cyclones in scoring. Wigginton has 478 points on the season, ranking second to Curtis Stinson’s 534 points (2003-04) on ISU’s freshman list.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*OSU ended a six-game losing streak to Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum.
*OSU had 24 second-chance points to ISU’s four.
*Terrence Lewis broke his career best in 3-pointers made with four.
*Donovan Jackson made five 3-pointers to move to fifth place on ISU’s season list (92).
*Jackson has made five or more 3-pointers in a game seven times this season.
*ISU made 10+ 3-pointers in a game (13) for the eighth time this season.
*Lindell Wigginton scored 20 points or more in a game (20) for the 11th time this season, improving his ISU freshman record.
Iowa State travels to Oklahoma to face the Sooners on Friday in the Big 12 regular-season finale. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (13-16, 7-11 Big 12) closed out the regular season with a 65-56 victory over Kansas (12-17, 3-15). It was the Cyclones’ fifth road Big 12 victory of the year, which ties for the second most in school history.
It was a career night for Bridget Carleton and Emily Durr. Carleton became Iowa State’s single-season leading scorer in Big 12 action, bringing her conference mark to 347 this year. That bests Lindsey Wilson’s mark set in 2003.
Durr was outstanding offensively for the Cyclones, turning in a career high in scoring. She buried 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting on the night. She also grabbed three boards and assisted on five ISU makes.
How It Happened
Iowa State climbed out to a 19-18 lead after the first quarter. Adriana Camber and Durr combined for 13 of the Cyclones 19 points, while Carleton dished out three assists.
However, the Jayhawks would claw back and take a 35-31 lead into the locker room. Both teams shot at a great clip in the first half, with Kansas pouring in 50 percent of their attempts and the Cyclones 41.9 percent of theirs. The difference in the first half came at the free throw line, as Kansas hit 5-of-6 attempts and the Cyclones not making a trip to the charity stripe.
The Cardinal and Gold did a great job at protecting the ball in the first half, only turning the ball over five times. Carleton finished the half with 11 points, four boards and four assists.
In the third quarter, the Cyclones outscored the Jayhawks 17-7 to claim a 48-42 lead heading to the fourth quarter. ISU held KU to 3-of-15 shooting in the third, including 0-of-8 from deep, while forcing five Kansas turnovers.
The Jayhawks made a late run, cutting the Cyclone lead to just four with under 90 seconds to play. Carleton found Camber and Durr for a pair of threes at the top of the key that became daggers in the Jayhawks’ comeback efforts. ISU hit its free throws down the stretch to cap off its fifth road victory of the year.
Cyclones of Note
Bridget Carleton set a career high in assists on the night. She churned out seven assists while adding 17 of her own points to the Cyclones’ offensive efforts. Carleton has scored in double figures in every game this season.
Emily Durr tallied her ninth career 20-point game, and the sixth of the season, as she poured in a career-high 27 points. The senior also dished out five assists and brought in three rebounds.
Iowa State turns its focus to the postseason. The Cyclones are headed to the Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla., where they will be the No. 7 seed. They will face tenth-seeded Texas Tech at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.