STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State (14-6, 7-6 Big 12) defeated Iowa State (2-15, 0-12 Big 12), 74-58, on Tuesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Jalen Coleman-Lands scored a team-high 17 points for the Cyclones, followed by 15 from Rasir Bolton.
How It Happened
The Cowboys jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday afternoon in Stillwater. Following a Rasir Bolton layup with 13:47 to play in the first half, Oklahoma State reeled off a 15-2 run over a five minute span. Freshman Cade Cunningham scored eight of OSU’s 15 during the stretch as the deficit grew from just two points following Bolton’s basket to 30-15 at the 8:10 mark of the first half.
The two teams traded buckets to close out the half, with Oklahoma State retaining a double-digit lead throughout the final 10 minutes. Javan Johnson knocked down a 3-pointer in the final minute to cut the OSU lead to 42-30 at the intermission.
Iowa State was balanced offensively throughout the first half with Bolton, Johnson and Coleman-Lands all scoring seven in the first 20 minutes, followed by five points for Tre Jackson off the bench. The Cyclones shot 40.0 percent from the field in the opening half, and were just 4-of-13 on 3-point attempts.
Coleman-Lands had the hot hand once the Cyclones emerged from the halftime locker room. The senior guard scored 8 of Iowa State’s first 10 points in the second half as Iowa State looked to cut into the Cowboy lead. Bolton then converted an and-one with 11:43 to play in the game, narrowing the deficit 53-47.
The Cowboys responded with back-to-back buckets from Avery Anderson III and Cunningham to stem the ISU momentum. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe scored seven straight OSU points down the stretch to keep the Cyclones at arm’s distance, as the Cowboys improved to 14-6 overall.
The Cyclones return home to take on Oklahoma on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT in Ames, Iowa.