STILLWATER, Okla. — Monte Morris scored a career-high 30 points and added five rebounds, five assists and four steals with no turnovers to help Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 96-86 on Wednesday night.
Matt Thomas scored 19 and Nazareth Mitrou-Long contributed 17 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Cyclones (11-4, 3-1 Big 12), whose only conference loss was a 65-63 nail-biter at No. 2 Baylor on Jan. 4. It was Iowa State's eighth straight win over Oklahoma State.
Phil Forte scored 24 points and Jeffrey Carroll had 21 points and seven rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-6, 0-4). The Cowboys lost their fourth straight and coach Brad Underwood remains stuck at 99 career wins.
Forte's 3-pointer with 9:19 remaining put Oklahoma State ahead 67-62, but the Cyclones responded with a 17-4 run over the next six minutes, with eight consecutive points from Morris, to seize control.
Morris shot 10 of 16 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and made all six of his free-throw attempts in his career game. Morris now has 22 assists and one turnover in four Big 12 games.
Darrell Bowie (13 points) and Deonte Burton (12) also scored in double figures for Iowa State, which has won five of its last six games.
Iowa State returns to action Saturday at TCU.