The Iowa State men’s basketball team fell to Oklahoma 81-60 on Friday night in Norman, Okla.
The Cyclones end the regular season 13-17 and 4-14 in the conference with the loss.
The Sooners lead 39-32 at the half on a balanced scoring effort, as eight Sooners scored, led by eight points from Kameron McGusty.
Lindell Wigginton, meanwhile, led the Cyclones with 14 points on 5 for 11 shooting. Jeff Beverly provided relief on the boards, collecting eight first-half rebounds and scoring eight points.
The Cyclones got four quick points in the first minute of the second half but were held scoreless for close to five minutes.
Oklahoma extended its lead to 51-36 with 15:36 to play, prompting an ISU timeout.
ISU shot 32 from the field, and Oklahoma shot 40. The Sooners kept ISU at bay for five minutes early in the second half, even with ISU coach Steve Prohm calling a timeout to stop Oklahoma’s hot shooting.
That, however, proved to be the decisive stretch of the game.
The Sooners opened what had been a close game up, and the Cyclones simply could not recover.
Donovan Jackson canned a 3 and hit the free throw with 13:55 left to end ISU’s drought, but the damage had been done already.
Then, the Cyclones were held to two separate long stretches without field goals through the middle of the half as Oklahoma continued to build its lead.
The Sooners led the full second half. ISU had 14 turnovers to six for the Sooners.
Wigginton led the Cyclones with 20 points on the night. Beverly finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
McGusty led the Sooners with 18 points.
The Big 12 tournament will begin on Wednesday in Kansas City.