The Oklahoma Sooners clashed with the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames hoping to earn a win. Falling behind by nine points, OU mounted a comeback toward the beginning of the second half. Utilizing a 12-3 spurt, the Sooners matched the effort of Iowa State tying the game at 41-points each. It appeared as though the ISU faithful would be in for a third consecutive game coming down to the wire.
With another option in mind, the Cyclones clamped down on defense. As a team, ISU refused to give up more than four points over an eight minute stretch. Behind the defensive dominance, Iowa State secured a 68-48 margin with six minutes remaining in regulation. It was at this point that Jordan Woodard exited from the game with knee injury. He’ll be re-evaluated upon returning to Norman.
Yet, Kameron McGusty continued to energize the squad. Rallying for a 7-0 run while chipping away at the deficit, Oklahoma made a final push. Falling off, the push fell short while the Cyclones ran away with an 80-64 victory.
Naz Mitrou-Long stepped back hitting five three-point attempts on the evening. The stellar shooting performance helped the Cyclones to a 21-4 run to seal the game. Mitrou-Long finished with a game high 23-points.
For Oklahoma, McGusty led the way with 13 points. The outing marks the 12th consecutive performance in which the freshman has record at least 10 points. It’s the longest streak among freshmen in the conference.