Twentieth ranked Ohio State changed its defense and turned the game around. The Buckeyes went to a half court trap and closed the games on a 20-7 run as they beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 65-57 in a game Iowa led most of the way.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says they acted like they wanted the clock to run out in the last few minutes and got anxious. He says the Hawks needed to do the same things that earned them a seven point lead with less than seven minutes remaining.
And he says you have to them under more stress. Freshman Eric May led Iowa with 18 points. The Hawks fall to 2-6 in the Big Ten and 8-13 overall.
The hole was too deep for Iowa State to climb out of. The Cyclones battled back from a 21 point deficit but lost at Oklahoma 89-84 in the Big 12.
I.S.U. coach Greg McDermotts says his decision to start out in a zone defense did not work out the way they wanted and got Oklahoma off to a confident start. Tommy Mason-Griffin led Oklahoma with 38 points. McDermott says the plan was to shade Mason-Griffin in the zone, but he got loose and got off to a good start.
Iowa State drops to 1-4 in the Big 12 and 8-12 overall.