Iowa State (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) swept the season series vs. Oklahoma State (8-10, 2-4 Big 12) with a 72-59 victory over the Cowboys Saturday evening in Hilton Coliseum.
Marial Shayok led the Cyclones in scoring for the 13th time this season, pouring in 20 points behind 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.
Iowa State didn’t commit a turnover in the second half and only had six for the game, the seventh time this season ISU had less than 10 miscues.
How It Happened
Iowa State led 21-12 after Wigginton came off the bench to bury a pair of 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions.
The Cyclones then went cold, going scoreless in a five-minute stretch to allow the Cowboys to take the lead at 22-21 with 6:40 remaining in the half.
ISU then countered, closing the half on a 19-7 run to go into the break with a 40-29 advantage. Lard gave the Cyclones some energy, scoring four points and blocking a pair of shots in the final four minutes of the half.
ISU allowed the Cowboys to creep back into the game by making just 1-of-11 shots to open the second period. Thomas Dziagwa drained a 3-pointer for the Cowboys, and suddenly ISU’s lead was cut to two points (42-40) with just over 13 minutes left in the game.
Lard then scored four points and Wigginton hit a trey to mount a 7-0 run to help the Cyclones move ahead 49-40. OSU cut the lead to five points, but Shayok got hot, scoring 11 points in a 13-4 run to push the Cyclones out in front, 62-49 with under four minutes left.
Players of Note
Marial Shayok hit the 20-point mark for the ninth time this season with 20 points. Shayok scored 13 of his points in the final eight minutes to put the game out of reach.
Cameron Lard had a nice outing in his first game back from injury. Lard, who had missed the previous two games with a sprained ankle, had 12 points, five rebounds and three blocks. It was the fifth time in nine games Lard had multiple swats in a game.
Iowa State travels to Kansas for a Big Monday matchup vs. the Jayhawks on Jan. 21. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. on ESPN.