Iowa State upsets No. 17 Oklahoma


Chris Jorgensen/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton takes a mid-range jumper during the first half against Oklahoma on Feb. 10.

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After ending the first half with a 45-35 lead, Iowa State (13-11, 4-8 Big 12) was able to hold onto its lead over No. 17 Oklahoma (16-8, 6-6 Big 12) for a 88-80 final score. 

The biggest player to focus on for Iowa State was Oklahoma’s freshman guard Trae Young. His average of 29 points per game wasn’t reached as he finished the game with 22 points, 11 assists and five rebounds. 

The Cyclones closed him out in the first half to seven points, which helped them have a 45-35 halftime lead. Iowa State relied on four players to guide them to that lead.

Guards Lindell Wigginton and Donovan Jackson finished hit halftime with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Forwards Solomon Young and Cameron Lard also contributed with nine and six points along with three and six rebounds respectively. 

Those four players finished the game with double digit points to help lead Iowa State in the win/loss. Wigginton led the Cyclones with 26 points, while Jackson finished with 19 points. 

Lard and Young ended the game with 19 and 11 points respectively, while Lard added 17 rebounds to give him a double-double. 

Iowa State will stay at Hilton Coliseum for its next game as the Cyclones take on No. 10 Kansas at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. The Jayhawks are 19-6 overall and 8-4 in the Big 12.