Bolton, Haliburton Lead Iowa State Past Oklahoma, 81-68
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Rasir Bolton had 23 points and six assists, Tyrese Haliburton added 15 points and eight assists and Iowa State subdued Oklahoma 81-68 on Saturday night.
The Cyclones (8-7, 1-2 Big 12) closed the first half on a 12-0 run capped by a 30-foot buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Haliburton to take a 42-25 lead.
Iowa State, which snapped a three-game losing streak, used a 9-0 spurt early in the second half to build a 26-point lead and the Sooners (11-4, 2-1) never cut the deficit to single digits.
Iowa State — which gave big man George Conditt IV his first start of the season — enjoyed a boost from bench players such as Tre Jackson, who scored 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting from 3-point range. Fellow backup Terrence Lewis added 10.
Brady Manek led the Sooners with 17 points and Austin Reaves added 12 points and five rebounds.
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Oklahoma: The Sooners haven’t won at Hilton Coliseum to 2011, so the outcome was familiar. But they missed a prime opportunity to start 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 2013 and were out-rebounded, 35-25.
Iowa State: The Cyclones desperately needed a win, especially at home, after losing 79-53 to Kansas on Wednesday. Iowa State sped up its substitution pattern to spread minutes out more freely and it paid off.
Oklahoma: Hosts No. 3 Kansas on Tuesday.
Iowa State: Plays at No. 4 Baylor on Wednesday.