The 14th ranked Iowa State Cyclones dropped their fourth straight road game in the Big 12 with a 94-83 loss at 17th ranked Oklahoma. The Cyclones started red hot and made nine of their first 12 three pointers to build a 42-32 lead but it was all OU from there as the Sooners rolled to their fifth straight win.
“A key in my mind in this game was the last five minutes in the first half, they outscore us by 10 after we get a nice lead,” ISU coach Fred Hoiberg says. He says the Sooners went into halftime with all the momentum and then his team didn’t come out with the same urgency they had in the first half.
The Cyclones fall to 7-4 in the Big 12. “Going in I knew it would be a tough one on the road with one-day prep against the team that’s probably the most difficult to prepare for in our league. We’ll bounce back,” Hoiberg says.
Hoiberg says the Cyclones had no answer for the Sooners when they made their run and says they kind of fell apart even though they knew there was going to be a run. Dustin Hogue led the Cyclones with 19 points. ISU shot better than 47 percent for the game but never led after the Sooners scored the first six points of the second half.
Oklahoma is 8-4 in the league race.