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Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State led sixth-ranked Kansas by three in the waning seconds at Allen Fieldhouse, and Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg decided to play it out rather than commit a foul.
Ben McLemore made him pay for the decision.
Kansas ran the play that forced overtime in the 2008 national title game, and McLemore banked in a 3-pointer from the wing to tie the game with a single second left. The Cyclones went nearly 3 minutes in overtime before scoring, ultimately losing 97-89 on Wednesday night.
''I wish it would have swished,'' Hoiberg said of McLemore's 3-pointer. ''Then it wouldn't have seemed quite so lucky.''
McLemore wound up shooting 10 of 12 from the field, 6 of 6 from beyond the arc and scored a career-best 33 points, none bigger than the three that kept the Jayhawks alive.
''Bank shot or not, it was still an open shot that we should have taken care of,'' said Chris Babb, who had 11 points for the Cyclones (10-4, 0-1 Big 12). ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kansas red shirt freshman Ben McLemore was caught celebrating in the locker room after his 22 point performance and a
big win for Kansas over Ohio State
74-66. I think I would take his dance skills over his basketball skills personally.
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Kansas’ Ben McLemore is my new hero, and his dance will surely catch on faster than the dougie. McLemore had just drained a game tying three-pointer to send his Jayhawks into overtime against Iowa State. Kansas took that momentum into overtime to win 97-89, and then the celebration began. Check out the easy candidate for dance of the year, and yes we realize that it is only...
The Kansas Jayhawks survived a close game at home beating Iowa State 97-89. Kansas red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore had a career night finishing with 33 points, and most importantly his 5th three-pointer of the night to send the game into overtime. KU is currently ranked 6th in the country.
Freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State 97-89 in overtime Wednesday night.
McLemore was 10 of 12 from the field and perfect on six 3-pointers for the Jayhawks (13-1, 1-0 Big 12), who scored the first nine points of overtime to wrap up their 12th straight win.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State 97-89 in overtime Wednesday night.
McLemore was 10 of 12 from the field and perfect on six 3-pointers for the Jayhawks (13-1, 1-0 Big 12), who scored the first nine points of overtime to wrap up their...
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