Oklahoma basketball notebook: Cyclones' Will Clyburn a one-man show

The Iowa State guard scored 10 straight points over a span of 2 minutes, 10 seconds.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: March 14, 2013

Iowa State guard Will Clyburn had a stretch all his own in the second half that helped the Cyclones to a 73-66 victory against Oklahoma in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Championship.

In 2 minutes, 10 seconds, Clyburn scored 10 straight points.

The Cyclone guard's run began at the 5:29 mark, when he sank two free throws after Oklahoma's Andrew Fitzgerald fouled him. That brought Iowa State within five, 60-55.

Then, at 4:44, Clyburn scored a layup off the right side. Then, 33 seconds later, Cylburn drained a 3-pointer from the left side of the arc to tie the game at 60-all.

With 3:19 left, Clyburn made a basket and drew a foul from OU's Romero Osby for the and-one. Clyburn made all three and gave Iowa State it's first lead of the day at 63-62.

“Just in the flow of the game,” said Clyburn, a 6-foot-7 senior. “It's all about just me growing as a person. Earlier in the season, I had a tendency of going to my shell when things weren't going right.”


 If junior reserve Cameron Clark wasn't hitting the jumper, he was at the free throw line draining a shot.

After going 2-of-4 in the first half, Clark finished the game 5-of-7 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the charity stripe. He collected 17 points for OU, one-less than leading scorer Romero Osby. Clark added four rebounds and three steals.

“Cam had a good stretch,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Gave us a good lift, as Roe did earlier. But you've just gotta do things to try to keep your guys that are making plays involved a bit more.”


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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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