Posted March 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
Missing 11 of 12 3-pointers might dishearten most teams, but Iowa State, which led the nation and set a school record this season with beyond-the-arc success, merely dug in and kept firing away. The Cyclones also went to work getting follow shots and points inside the paint, unleashing a 12-0 second-half run and beating Oklahoma 73-66 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. ''Going into the second half, we knew we didn't shoot pretty well,'' said Melvin Ejim, who had 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Cyclones (22-10) won their first conference tournament game since 2005. ''But we knew we had confidence. Coach kept telling us these shots are going to fall. All year, we go through stretches where they don't fall and we go through stretches where we can't miss.'' Will Clyburn had seven points during the 12-0 second-half run for the Cyclones, who led the country and set a school record with 309 3-pointers. Misfiring time after time in the first half, they fell 14 p...
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