Pledger leads Oklahoma past Iowa State 82-76 in OT

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AMES, Iowa (AP)—Steven Pledger scored 12 of his career-high 38 points in overtime and Oklahoma broke a 19-game losing streak away from home with an 82-76 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.

Oklahoma (11-9, 3-3 Big 12) blew a 15-point first-half lead, then rallied from six points down in regulation to tie the game at 67 on Pledger’s 3-pointer.

Pledger then dominated the extra session, nailing consecutive 3s to put the Sooners up 75-72 and his steal and layup made it 77-72 with 1:40 remaining.

Melvin Ejim, benched in a lineup switch, responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa State (14-8, 1-6), which has lost four straight. Jake Anderson and Diante Garrett each scored 18 for the Cyclones, who recovered from a terrible start to make it a game—and almost pull out the victory.

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 Oklahoma
Steven Pledger Steven Pledger
12-20,  38 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Iowa St.
Melvin Ejim Melvin Ejim
6-11,  19 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists

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