Top 25 basketball: Oklahoma deals No. 14 Iowa State its first loss
Sooners end their slide, stop Cyclones’ 14-game win streak.
Published: January 11, 2014 11:32PM
Updated: January 11, 2014 11:25PM
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Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield celebrates after a score against Iowa State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Oklahoma won 87-82. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Norman, Okla. • Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger had been searching for signs that his young, talented team was growing up.

He saw plenty on Saturday. Buddy Hield scored 22 points and Ryan Spangler added 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help Oklahoma knock off previously unbeaten Iowa State 87-82 Saturday.

It was a big step for the Sooners, who had lost two of three and were coming off a 90-83 home loss to Kansas on Wednesday.

“In the second half there, we got two or three stops we really needed,” Kruger said. “We’ve been trying to learn how to do that.”

Isaiah Cousins added 17 points for the Sooners (13-3, 2-1 Big 12), who ended No. 9 Iowa State’s school-best winning streak at 14 games.

No. 5 Michigan State 87, Minnesota 75 (OT) • At East Lansing, Mich., Keith Appling scored 24 points to help Michigan State beat Minnesota after overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half and blowing a lead late in regulation. The Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) scored 15 straight points while holding the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-2) scoreless for nearly 8 minutes after trailing 53-43 with 15:57 left.

Clemson 72, No. 16 Duke 59 • At Clemson, S.C., K.J. McDaniels scored 24 points and Jaron Blossomgame had career highs with 14 points and 14 rebounds as Clemson defeated Duke, the Blue Devils’ second straight Atlantic Coast Conference road loss.

No. 18 Kansas 86, No. 25 Kansas State 60 • At Lawrence, Kan., Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, fellow freshman Wayne Selden added 20 and Kansas beat Kansas State in its latest Sunflower Showdown beatdown.

Saturday’s scores

• No. 2 Syracuse 57,North Carolina 45

• No. 5 Michigan State 87,Minnesota 75 (OT)

• No. 6 Wichita State 72,Missouri State 69 (OT)

• No. 7 Baylor 88, TCU 62

• No. 8 Villanova 74,St. John’s 67

• Oklahoma 87,No. 9 Iowa State 82

• No. 10 Florida 84,Arkansas 82 (OT)

• No. 11 Oklahoma State 73,West Virginia 72

• No. 14 Kentucky 71,Vanderbilt 62

• Clemson 72,No. 16 Duke 59

• No. 18 Kansas 86,No. 25 Kansas State 60

• No. 19 UMass 73,St. Bonaventure 68

• No. 21 Missouri 70,Auburn 68

• No. 24 Memphis 79,Temple 69