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COL BKB: Iowa State 87, Oklahoma State 76

March 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM   |   Comments

AMES, Iowa, March 6 (UPI) -- Will Clyburn helped Iowa State fight off a second-half comeback Wednesday and the Cyclones claimed an 87-76 upset win over No. 14 Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys saw their hopes for a share of the Big 12 Conference title disappear after trimming a 10-point halftime deficit to two with 4:30 to play.

Clyburn scored 20 points, hitting 7-of-10 from the field while grabbing five rebounds and handing out five assists.

The Cyclones (20-10, 10-7 Big 12) hit 50 percent of their shots overall. Georges Niang added 18 points for Iowa State.

Marcus Smart had 24 points to lead the Cowboys (22-7, 12-5). Kansas and Kansas State share the conference lead at 14-3.

After Oklahoma State closed within 70-68, Iowa State went on an 11-2 run to put the game away.

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