The Oklahoma Sooners (15-2) were unanimously ranked number one in the AP and Coaches Poll for the first time since 1990 today, but the celebration is now over as the top-ranked Sooners lost to the No. 19 Cyclones in Ames. The final score was 82-77 but Iowa State had the lead for the majority of the game. Buddy Hield had 27 and Isaiah Cousins had 26 but had just a combined 7 points from their other three starters. Oklahoma had 17 points off the bench, led by Dante Buford with 14. But Iowa State's starters did a great job in limiting the Sooners big men and point guard which is why they got the win.
Monte Morris had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Cyclones. Georges Niang had 22 points and three rebounds to go with two assists. The Cyclones had zero points off the bench and played just seven players all game, but they never looked like they were out of gas like Oklahoma did for much of the second half.
The Sooners had a chance to tie it up in the final minute but missed multiple baskets on one possession before Iowa State got the ball back and it looked like an uphill battle from there on out. An inbound play that involved passing it in to another player tricked Isaiah Cousins into reaching in on the passer, which resulted in a technical foul and Iowa State sealed their first win against a No. 1 team since 1957.
Oklahoma's schedule doesn't get any easier here on out with a road game against Baylor on Saturday. The Bears (14-3) were ranked 13th in the latest AP Poll. Rico Gathers and the Bears have won four straight since losing to Kansas in Lawrence.