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Cyclones fall flat vs. Oklahoma State

AMES (AP) — Avery Anderson III tossed in 12 points and added five steals, sparking Oklahoma State to a 53-36 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night.

Anderson sank 5 of 10 shots from the floor for the Cowboys (14-15, 7-10 Big 12 Conference). Moussa Cisse had eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Oklahoma State dominated the boards 45-27.

A layup by Robert Jones pulled Iowa State (20-10, 7-10) even at 30 with 14:32 remaining. The score remained tied until Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 11:41 left. The Cowboys never trailed again.

Izaiah Brockington had nine points in the first half and his jumper with 3 seconds left pulled the Cyclones within 22-20 at halftime. Iowa State shot 29% in the first half and made just 1 of 10 from 3-point range. The Cyclones shot 28% in the second half and hit 1 of 7 from distance.

Brockington finished with 13 points, three steals and two blocks for Iowa State. Tyrese Hunter had 12 points, three assists and three steals. Hunter needs four assists and seven steals to set ISU freshman records.

Iowa State, which saw a four-game win streak end, is plus-18 in the win column over last season. It’s the best turnaround in school and Big 12 history. Another win would match the national record set by Murray State in 1980 under Ron Greene and tied by Ohio State in 1999 under Jim O’Brien. The Cyclones are one of just three teams with at least nine Quad I wins this season.

Oklahoma State closes on the road at No. 12 Texas Tech on Saturday. Then-No. 23 Iowa State beat OSU 84-81 in OT in first meeting this year. Iowa State closes out Big 12 regular-season play at No. 3 Baylor on Saturday.