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Iowa State vs Kansas State

Iowa State edges No. 5 Kansas State in overtime

CBSSports.com wire reports
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MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Beating ranked teams on the road is something Iowa State has rarely done -- this decade, last decade or any decade.

Before facing No. 5 Kansas State on Saturday as 15-point underdogs, the Cyclones were 7-104 away from home against ranked squads.

Now, thanks to the biggest upset in the Big 12's regular season, make that 8-104. Craig Brackins had 19 points before fouling out and Diante Garrett scored five in overtime, boosting the Cyclones to a stunning 85-82 victory over the cold-shooting and crestfallen Wildcats.

"It's a great win," said Greg McDermott, the Cyclones' fourth-year coach. "I hadn't beaten a ranked team in my time at Iowa State and people were kind enough to remind me of that often. So this is good to get that one over with."

Iowa State (15-16, 4-12 Big 12), the No. 11 seed in next week's Big 12 tournament, led almost the entire way until Denis Clemente hit a 3-pointer to forge a 74-all tie with a little more than a minute left.

But Garrett hit the first bucket in overtime and the Wildcats (24-6, 11-5), the No. 2 Big 12 seed, never caught up. Iowa State, which had lost seven of nine, got 18 points from Scott Christopherson and 13 from Marquis Gilstrap.

Christopherson iced the win with a pair of foul shots with 3.2 seconds to go, sending Kansas State into the postseason on a two-game losing streak. The Wildcats lost to No. 2 Kansas on Wednesday.

"They were switching up ball screens, so I had a mismatch with their bigs and I just took advantage of it," Garrett said. "This just gives us motivation to go into the tournament."

The Wildcats shot a miserable 34 percent, although Jacob Pullen had 27 points and Curtis Kelly 19.

"I thought we were real good at practice yesterday, but I think some of our inconsistencies during the course of the year kind of showed their ugly heads today," Kansas State coach Frank Martin said. "My hat's off to Greg McDermott. As disappointed as I am in our guys, I'm extremely happy for him, happy for those kids. With all the close losses they've had this year, [McDermott]continues to get those kids to play as hard as he does. I'm real happy for Greg."

The Wildcats, who won at Iowa State on Feb. 6, needed one victory to tie their best regular-season record ever. They entered the week hoping for a conference title and No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

"We lost three home games," said Martin, who talked to his players for 35 minutes before emerging from the locker room. "That's who we are. We're not a championship-level team in the Big 12 because we can't win at home."

Clemente had 17 points for Kansas State on 5-of-18 shooting.

The Wildcats, who hadn't led since the score was in the mid-20s early in the first half, struggled all night with poor shooting and finished just 23 for 67. From the 3-point line, they were 3 for 23.

"I know why we won this game," Brackins said. "We were relentless. We didn't stop. We didn't let things get to us. I felt like we missed some free throws, but we nailed some when they were at the right time."

After Gilstrap's foul shot put Iowa State on top 83-79 in overtime, Pullen was fouled on a 3-point attempt and sank all three shots, making it 83-82. Christopherson's two foul shots clinched it for the Cyclones, who danced and hugged as Pullen's desperation 3-pointer missed from midcourt at the buzzer.

"This team has faced an unbelievable amount of adversity," McDermott said. "From injuries to defections to illnesses. And on top of that, there have been a lot of times we haven't gotten the bounce of the ball late in games, in close games. But today we made plays when we had to against a very good Kansas State team."

Justin Hamilton and LaRon Dendy each had 10 points for Iowa State.

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Diante Garrett is key in overtime, scoring five points to help Iowa State upset Kansas State.  (AP)
Diante Garrett is key in overtime, scoring five points to help Iowa State upset Kansas State. (AP)
Scoreboard
Iowa State (15-16) «42321185
Kansas State #5 (24-6)3341882
IAST:Craig Brackins 19 Pts
IAST:Marquis Gilstrap 13 Reb
IAST:Diante Garrett 8 Ast
KSST:Jacob Pullen 27 Pts
KSST:Jamar Samuels 8 Reb
KSST:Jamar Samuels 4 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Kansas StateIowa State
KSST
Jacob Pullen
IAST
Craig Brackins
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
274319122
Iowa State Cyclones
S. Christopherson, G455-74-411418
M. Gilstrap, F452-108-12130213
D. Garrett, G443-72-62838
C. Brackins, F376-145-6122517
J. Hamilton, C134-52-360410
C. Colvin, G301-72-21134
D. Buckley, G251-30-03023
L. Dendy, F56-60-030512
C. Boozer, GDid Not Play
A. Dorr, FDid Not Play
A. Oliver, GDid Not Play
B. Palo, GDid Not Play
L. Pomlee, FDid Not Play
L. Staiger, GDid Not Play
J. Vanderbeken, FDid Not Play
Totals 28-5923-3341122885
 47.5%69.7% 
Kansas State Wildcats
D. Clemente, G445-185-621317
J. Pullen, G436-1914-1552227
C. Kelly, F396-77-743419
C. Merriewether, G200-10-00020
L. Colon, C161-40-06012
D. Sutton, F251-51-27153
M. Irving, G71-20-01102
R. McGruder, G70-00-02020
J. Samuels, F52-64-910438
W. Judge, F41-32-21014
J. Henriquez-Roberts, F10-00-11010
V. Ojeleye, F10-10-00000
N. Russell, GDid Not Play
J. Werner, GDid Not Play
Totals 23-6633-4237112482
 34.8%78.6% 
Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Oklahoma St.0-06-088
W. Virginia0-06-027
Baylor0-05-093
TCU0-05-0158
Texas0-05-033
Oklahoma0-04-191
Iowa St.0-03-19
Kansas0-03-1122
Texas Tech0-03-1126
Kansas St.0-03-3178
 
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Cincinnati 47 Final
GU 74
Tx A&M 69 Final
Oklahoma 54
W Virg 68 Final
NOVA 66
MD 74 Final
Virginia 68
G Wash 57 Final
Temple 70
Syracuse 68 Final
Louisville 78
Kansas 77 Final
Missouri 56
SC 77 Final
VAN 73
Purdue 64 Final
PSU 60
STBN 72 Final
XAV 93
Texas 77 Final
Baylor 92
RUT 54 Final
PITT 83
Tenn 75 Final
Miss St 59
BYU 107 Final
TCU 77
Wisc-Mil 59 Final
Butler 68
NC 50 Final
DUKE 82
NW 50 Final
UTEP 52