Posted January 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Marcus Smart scored 21 points and hit the winning layup with 3.1 seconds left to lift Oklahoma State to a 78-76 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night. Smart zipped back and forth beyond the free throw line trying to lose Iowa State's Will Clyburn before knifing into the lane and releasing a runner over Georges Niang that banked off the glass and in for the Cowboys (14-5, 4-3 Big 12). Tyrus McGee missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Cyclones (14-6, 4-3), who had two chances in a wild final few seconds. For a moment, it appeared Chris Babb would have a chance at two free throws to tie it up with less than a second left before officials huddled and ruled that Iowa State should instead get the ball out of bounds. Babb ended up with a season-high 19 points to lead Iowa State.

Oklahoma’s State Marcus Smart hits two buzzer beaters

Marcus Smart is the best freshman in the country no one talks about. I think he is best freshman in the country mostly because of all his skills. He gets in both on both ends of the court. Last night Smart guided his team to victory over Iowa State thanks to, two buzzer beating shots. Just before halftime Smart made a 60-foot runner to cut the Iowa State lead to 4 points. Smart banked...

OSU wins thriller against Iowa State, 78-76

We could focus on the obvious and glorify the freshman. After all, Marcus Smart was the hero. It was his last-second floater that gave Oklahoma State the 78-76 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena. His stat line was ridiculous – 21 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and four steals.
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