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Syracuse misses easy shots against Oklahoma State

NCAA BASKETBALL The fourth-ranked Orangemen were unable to cash in on free throws, costing them a big loss against the No. 5 Cowboys in Madison Square Garden

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Iowa State 81, No. 19 Virginia 79

At Ames, Iowa, Curtis Stinson hit a go-ahead three with 18.6 seconds remaining and finished with 30 points, leading Iowa State to an 81-79 upset of 19th-ranked Virginia at Hilton Coliseum.

Stinson was just two shy of his career high on 10-for-19 shooting, including 5-of-6 from three-point land. Jared Homan added 14 points for the Cyclones (4-1), who improved to 21-1 at home under head coach Wayne Morgan with only their second win ever against ACC opponents.

Devin Smith accounted for nearly half of his team's offense with a career-best 40 points while Elton Brown added 13 for the previously unbeaten Cavaliers (6-1).

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