Iowa State vs. Oklahoma: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Iowa State vs. Oklahoma: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Iowa State 73
(22-10, 5-9 away)
Oklahoma 66
(20-11, 15-3 home)
Venue: Sprint Center
12:30PM ET / 9:30AM PT, March 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iowa State 29 44 73
Oklahoma 37 29 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa State M Ejim 23 M Ejim 12 K Lucious 9
Oklahoma R Osby 18 R Osby 9 R Osby 4

Iowa State got a win over Oklahoma 73-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday, Mar. 14. With the win, the Cyclones move to 2-1 against Oklahoma this season. Melvin Ejim got a career-high 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones, earning a double-double. Will Clyburn had 17 points and added eight rebounds. Romero Osby finished with a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds for the Sooners.

Iowa State Game Notes

  • The last time ISU started the season 22-10 was 2011.
  • The win over Oklahoma extended the Iowa State winning streak to three games.
  • ISU beat the spread by 7.5 points. That makes the 15th time this season the Cyclones have beaten the spread.
  • The Cyclones have won 81 percent of the time this season (13-3) after recording 17 or more assists.
  • ISU has won every game this season (7-0) after holding an opponent to under 38.1 percent field goal percentage.
  • ISU has won 92 percent of the time this season (12-1) when opponents record 66 or fewer total points.
  • This season Iowa State has won 76 percent of the time (16-5) when Georges Niang has 10 points or more, 75 percent of the time (9-3) when Will Clyburn has six field goals made or more, and 90 percent of the time (9-1) when Melvin Ejim has 12 rebounds or more.
  • ISU set a season low for steals (three).
  • The Cyclones have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past 11 games.
  • Iowa State has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • This is the third win of the season where the Cyclones came back after being down at halftime.
  • Melvin Ejim accounted for 31.5 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Melvin Ejim and Will Clyburn) accounted for 46.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • Melvin Ejim has led the team in scoring four times and in rebounding 22 times in 32 games this season.
  • This marks the sixth 20-point game of Melvin Ejim's career.
  • Melvin Ejim recorded a double-double. It was his 14th this season and 21st of his career.
  • Melvin Ejim had a career high with 23 points.
  • Will Clyburn has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Georges Niang has five straight double-digit point games.

Oklahoma Game Notes

  • Romero Osby recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 19.
  • The top two scorers (Romero Osby and Cameron Clark) accounted for 53.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Romero Osby and Sam Grooms) accounted for 41.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Romero Osby has led the team in scoring 19 times and in rebounding 18 times in 31 games this season.
  • Romero Osby has 10 straight double-digit point games.
ISU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Melvin Ejim3223123001
AWill Clyburn311781102
AChris Babb351061100
BTyrus McGee24742000
B-Georges Niang241050013
C+Korie Lucious29029102
C+Anthony Booker8420001
CPercy Gibson7210000
-Bubu Palo10011002
OU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARomero Osby351894011
ACameron Clark201740301
BSam Grooms32843000
B-Steven Pledger35842100
C+Amath M`Baye20630020
C+Je`lon Hornbeak30721101
C-A. Fitzgerald5220001
-Isaiah Cousins8020000
DBuddy Hield15010011

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