Just hours after the Oklahoma Sooners were announced No. 1 in the country;
they were defeated by the No. 19 Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa. This makes the Cyclones the fifth team this season to knock off a No. 1 ranked program, something ISU hasn’t been able to accomplish since 1957.
There were eight lead changes and three ties in the first half with the biggest lead, of nine, belonging to the Cyclones late in the half. Both teams headed to the locker room with Iowa State up by six, 41-35.
Georges Niang put up 22 points for the Cyclones with both Abnel Nader and Monte Morris contributing 20 each. Buddy Hield scored 27 for the Sooners with Jordan Woodard only scoring five.
The Sooner’s Isaiah Cousins had his career high of 26 points, including a 3 point shot that tied the game at 75 with only 41 seconds remaining. However, Monte Morris countered Cousins shot with a jumper that put them up by two. A technical foul on Cousins allowed Abnel Nader to secure his free throws with 3.1 seconds remaining putting the game out of reach for the Sooners.