Oklahoma State beats Iowa State 72-71 in Big 12 opener

Iowa State players react to an Oklahoma State basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 72-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele went coast-to-coast for the go-ahead layup with 3.8 seconds left, lifting the eighth-seeded Cowboys to a 72-71 victory over No. 9 seed Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday night.

Likekele finished with 21 points for the Cowboys, who advanced to play No. 1 Kansas in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Cameron McGriff added 17 points and Yor Anei finished with 12 for Oklahoma State while Prentiss Nixon led Iowa State with 25 points.

Michael Jacobson had 13 and Tre Jackson had 10 for the Cyclones.