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Iowa State shocks No. 2 Kansas in OT

HOOPS The Cyclones are on a tear, having won seven straight conference games after defeating the Jayhawks


Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith heads toward the basket during the NBA All-Star slam dunk contest in Denver, Colorado on Saturday. Smith won the annual contest.


Curtis Stinson, who scored a game-high 29 points, hit a pull-up jumper with 5.3 seconds left in overtime as surging Iowa State shocked No. 2 Kansas 63-61 in Big 12 action at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jared Homan added 14 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out in the extra frame for the Cyclones (15-8, 7-5 Big 12), who have won seven straight conference games after an 0-5 start in Big 12 play.

"Our team played their hearts out the whole game," said Iowa State head coach Wayne Morgan. "Not a lot of teams come in here and win, so I am very proud of them."

Wayne Simien scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks (20-3, 10-2), who lost their second in a row and had a 20-game home win streak snapped.

Keith Langford, whose layup with 4.8 seconds remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime, finished with just nine points for Kansas in the loss.

Hawkins opened the scoring in overtime with a three-pointer that put Kansas up 59-56, but four straight points by Stinson gave Iowa State a 60-59 advantage with 3:42 left.

A pair of free throws by Simien put the Jayhawks back up by one, but Stinson made a shot from the line to tie the game at 61-61 with 3:02 remaining.

The game remained that way into the final minute of the extra session. Langford missed a pair of free throws with 1:33 left and Stinson misfired on a three-point attempt at the other end, giving the ball to Kansas with 1:02 remaining.

But the Jayhawks' J.R. Giddens missed a three-pointer and Iowa State got the ball back with 28 seconds to play. Stinson capitalized on that possession, hitting a jumper from the lane to put the Cyclones up 63-61 with 5.3 seconds remaining.

"When I shot it, it felt like it was going in," Stinson of the game-winner. "Rashon [Clark] was wide open, but I did not want to turn it over so the best thing for me to do was shoot it."

Following a time-out, Langford missed a jumper as time expired to give Iowa State the win.

It was the second consecutive overtime loss for Kansas, which dropped an 80-79 decision in double overtime at Texas Tech last Monday.

"We played good at Texas Tech, but played miserable today with only one guy in double figures," said Kansas head coach Bill Self. "We have got to do a better job in a lot of areas. We just weren't on the same page today."

No. 4 UNC 88, Clemson 56

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Jawad Williams scored a game-high 17 points as the fourth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels continued their perfect dominance of the Clemson Tigers in Chapel Hill with an 88-56 victory in Atlantic Coast Conference action at the Smith Center.

Williams went 6-of-10 from the floor for North Carolina (22-3, 10-2 ACC,) which moved into a tie atop the conference standings with fifth-ranked Wake Forest, which is scheduled to tangle with No. 7 Duke on Sunday.

No. 8 Oklahoma St. 85,

Texas Tech 56

In Stillwater, Oklahoma, John Lucas scored 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting to lead Oklahoma State to an 85-56 win over Texas Tech in Big 12 action at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

JamesOn Curry added 15 points for the Cowboys (20-3, 10-2 Big 12), who extended their longest active home win streak to 28 games. Oklahoma State won its sixth straight overall.

Martin Zeno scored 19 points to lead the Red Raiders (16-7, 8-4), who have dropped two of three.

Jared Dudley scored 16 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lead sixth-ranked Boston College to a hard- fought 65-60 victory over No. 9 Syracuse in a key Big East showdown at Conte Forum.

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