Feb 18, 2015 11:28 PM
McKay leads No. 14 Iowa State past No. 22 Oklahoma St.
The Associated Press
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Jameel McKay had career highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 14 Iowa State knock off No. 22 Oklahoma State 70-65 on Wednesday night.
McKay, a 6-foot-9 forward, created problems on both ends with his leaping ability. He made 13 of 18 free throws, blocked four shots and had nine offensive rebounds.
Dustin Hogue scored 14 points, Monte Morris had 11 points and Georges Niang scored all nine of his points in the second half for the Cyclones (19-6, 9-4 Big 12). Iowa State outrebounded Oklahoma State 44-28 and had 18 offensive boards to snap a four-game road losing streak.
Le'Bryan Nash and Phil Forte each scored 13 points, but they combined to make just 7 of 24 shots for the Cowboys (17-9, 7-7), who lost their second straight after three consecutive wins over ranked teams.
The Cyclones defeated the Cowboys 63-61 in their previous meeting this season in Ames, Iowa.
LeBryan Nash and Phil Forte each scored 13 points, but they combined to make just 7 of 24 shots for the Cowboys (17-9, 7-7), who lost their second straight after three consecutive wins over ranked teams.
Oklahoma State led 65-63 before Hogue drained a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:11 to play. After Nash turned over the ball, Niang's layup with 20.9 seconds left pushed Iowa State's lead to three.
Jeff Newberry missed a 3-pointer, and McKay rebounded and was fouled with 6.5 seconds remaining. He made both free throws to put the game out of reach.
Iowa State led 25-18 before Oklahoma State rallied. Newberry's 3-pointer after a nifty ball fake got the run started. Anthony Hickey's 3-pointer trimmed the deficit to 29-27, and Forte's free throws with 21.6 seconds left in the half tied the score at 33. The Cowboys got 10 points from Anthony Hickey and Jeff Newberry in the first half to make up for Nash and Forte combining to make just 2 of 12 shots. Hogue led Iowa State with eight points.
Niang, scoreless in the first half, picked up his third foul 16 seconds into the second period. He stayed in the game and made a 3-pointer and scored on a post-up to help Iowa State take a 39-34 lead.
The Cowboys rallied and finally went ahead, 47-46, on a pair of free throws by Michael Cobbins. The game remained tight the rest of the way.
Iowa State: The Cyclones won last year's game in Stillwater 98-97 in triple overtime. ... The Cyclones had nine offensive rebounds in the first half and outrebounded the Cowboys 23-14 before the break. ... Niang and Hogue finished with four fouls.
Oklahoma State: Nash went 0 for 5 from the field in the first half. ... The Cowboys made 6 of 10 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes, but 2 of 8 in the second half.
Iowa State: At Texas on Saturday.
Oklahoma State: Hosts West Virginia on Saturday.
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