Men's Basketball Needs OT to Beat Morningside
Courtesy: Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Martin Rancik scored a career-high 32 points, including two free throws with 1.4 seconds to play in overtime, as Iowa State held off Morningside 102-97 Tuesday.
Morningside (2-1) battled back from a 13-point deficit midway through the second half and sent the game into overtime on a 3-pointer by Derek Paben with 4.3 seconds to play that tied the score at 88.
The Mustangs led by three points twice in the extra session, the last at 97-94 with 2:20 remaining after Andrew Drevo hit the first of two free throws. Morningside failed to score the rest of the way and Iowa State put the game away at the free throw line, hitting all six of its attempts in the last 30 seconds.
Paul Shirley, who scored 13 points, got Iowa State (1-0) to within one at 97-96 with 1:24 remaining. Jamaal Tinsley, who scored 20 points, missed two free throw attempts, but Rancik grabbed the rebound, was fouled by Drevo and made both attempts to put Iowa State ahead 98-97 with 30 seconds left.
Tinsley was fouled battling for a rebound with 13.9 seconds remaining and hit both attempts to put Iowa State ahead 100-97.
The Cyclones led by 10 points twice in the first half and led by nine at halftime, 43-34.
Morningside, led by Paben's 21 points, cut the margin to 72-67 with 7:11 remaining before eight unanswered points by Tinsley gave Iowa State an 80-67 lead. Dusty Wadlington had 18 points.
The Mustangs set a new Hilton Coliseum record for most 3-point baskets in a game, hitting 18 of 39. That broke the mark of 14 set by Princeton against Western Illinois Dec. 4, 1998, in the Norwest Cyclone Challenge.
The loss ended Morningside's 14-game winning streak against nonconference opponents.