facebook
twitter
search
search

COL BKB: Kansas 97, Iowa State 89 (OT)

Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:21 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Ben McLemore's 3-pointer touched off an 11-point run to start the overtime period Wednesday, vaulting No. 6 Kansas to a 97-89 win over Iowa State.

The Jayhawks won their 31st straight home game, but had to work hard to get the victory in what was the opening game of the Big 12 Conference season for both teams.

McLemore made all six of his 3-point tries, one of them coming in the final second of regulation to bring about the extra period.

Kansas then raced to a 90-79 lead in overtime while lifting its record to 13-1. It was the Jayhawks' 12th straight victory.

McLemore scored 33 points and Jeff Withey added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Kansas.

The Jayhawks outshot Iowa State 50 percent to 41, but the Cyclones made six more 3-pointers than did Kansas.

Melvin Ejim had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for Iowa State (10-4), which had a four-game winning streak halted.

Kansas has won 13 of its last 14 meetings with the Cyclones.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall