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Iowa State 96, Kansas State 93

Iowa State 96, Kansas State 93

ANDREW LOGUE
ASSOCIATED PRESS

AMES, Iowa - Addy Brown and Audi Crooks each scored 20 points as Iowa State knocked off No. 8 Kansas State 96-93 in double overtime.

The Cyclones (14-9, 8-5 Big 12) made 10 straight free throws in the final 36 seconds of the second overtime period, including Brown’s four makes.

Ayoka Lee and Serena Sundell both scored 20 points for Kansas State (21-4, 10-3).

The contest featured 13 lead changes, ending with two free throws by Hannah Belanger that gave Iowa State an 88-87 lead with 35.3 second remaining in the second. Brown added two with 19 seconds left.

There were seven lead changes in the final seven minutes of regulation, before the score was deadlocked at 70 with 52 seconds remaining.

Brown’s two free throws pulled Iowa State even, 72-72, with 10.6 seconds remaining in regulation.

Lee forced the second overtime with a hook shot at the buzzer to make it 80-80. Brown had given the Cyclones an 80-78 lead by hitting two free throws with 8.3 seconds left in the first extra period.

Lee, a 6-foot-6 all-American, was playing after missing six games following ankle surgery. She grabbed six rebounds.

Despite Lee’s return, the Cyclones jumped to an early lead.

Belanger, Kelsey Joens and Nyamer Diew each hit 3-pointers as Iowa State put together a 12-0 run and built a 19-8 lead. The margin eventually grew to 39-26 at the break.

Kansas State shot 9 of 33 (27.3%) in the first half.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas State began Wednesday a game behind No. 23 Oklahoma in the Big 12 standings. The Sooners improved to 12-1 in league with an 84-73 win over No. 21 Baylor on Wednesday, putting the Wildcats two games back in the conference title chase.

Iowa State athletics press release

February 14, 2024





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