AMES, Iowa —
Iowa State buried seven of its first 10 3s – from six different players – in building a 31-20 lead. Clyburn then followed a rousing one-handed slam with a putback to push the Cyclones ahead 39-25.
“We did a great job of making the extra pass to make sure everyone was getting shots,” Babb said.
The Sooners and Cyclones both played on Saturday, and Oklahoma certainly defended like a team with tired legs in the first half.
Iowa State shot 51.5 percent in the opening 20 minutes, hit eight 3s and committed just three turnovers.
“I’m really proud of these guys for the way they approached it,” Hoiberg said. “You really have to have great awareness to Pledger, to Osby.”