Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield has big day, but Sooners fall at Iowa State

From Staff Reports Published: February 1, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, right, puts up a shot over Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)
Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, right, puts up a shot over Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

The Sooners cut the lead to one on a pair of Hield free throws with less than three minutes left and got the ball back with a chance to take the lead for the first time since late in the first half after Clark swatted the ball away from Ejim in the lane.

But Hield couldn't keep the magic going. His fall-away jumper missed the mark, Clark was called for a foul with 1:58 to play and the Cyclones started extending the lead again.

Niang delivered the dagger, hitting his third 3-pointer of the game with just less than a minute remaining to all but end it.

Isaiah Cousins had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Woodard had 10 points — all after halftime. Spangler finished with 12 rebounds as the Sooners outrebounded Iowa State 46-33.

Oklahoma had 14 offensive rebounds but just four second-chance points. The Cyclones converted six offensive rebounds into eight points.

“Always when you get an offensive board, you'd like to finish it with a bucket,” Kruger said. “I thought throughout the game we had some opportunities that we didn't finish. We just have to slow down just a little bit and finish some opportunities that are there and be a little more efficient.”

Clark had seven points for the second consecutive game after scoring in double figures for 16 of the first 20 games.