STILLWATER, Okla. -- No. 19 Oklahoma State missed two shots in the final 10 seconds of the third overtime, and No. 16 Iowa State held on to win 98-97 Monday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Cyclones reserve guard Naz Long, who hadn't scored until the second overtime, drilled a 3-pointer to force the third extra period, then provided the winning points with two foul shots with 21.8 seconds to go. Guard Markel Brown dunked with 12.3 seconds remaining to pull the Cowboys within one, and a turnover gave Oklahoma State a chance to win it. However, guards Marcus Smart and Le'Bryan Nash both missed shots, Nash's at the buzzer. Iowa State (17-4, 5-4 Big 12) won for just the third time in seven games. Oklahoma State (16-6, 4-5) lost its third consecutive game. The game went to the first overtime when both teams missed opportunities on their final possessions in regulation. Oklahoma State had the first chance, but Cyclones forward Dustin Hogue blocked Nash's shot along the baseline. Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane dribbled the ball at the top of the key, then launched a 3-pointer that bounced off the rim. Cyclones forward Melvin Ejim was there for a follow dunk, but officials waved it off for occurring after the buzzer, a ruling that was confirmed when they went to video replay. The Cyclones led by as many as nine in the second half before the Cowboys made a charge. Oklahoma State led by as many as five. In the first extra period, Iowa State led 83-79 with 1:38 to play but didn't score again. Guard Phil Forte drilled a 3-pointer to pull the Cowboys within 83-82. Forward Brian Williams made one of two foul shots with 28.1 seconds left to tie it, but his second went in and out, rolling off the rim. Long was scoreless before he fired in a second-chance 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in the second overtime, forcing the third extra period. The Cyclones led 36-32 at the half, getting 13 points from forward Georges Niang and 10 from Kane. Those two combined to make 10 of 12 shots from the floor. Iowa State jumped out to an 8-1 lead and was up 13-5 before the Cowboys finally got going on the offensive end. Brown fired in back-to-back 3-pointers, and Williams scored 12 points in the opening 20 minutes for Oklahoma State. NOTES: Earlier Monday, Oklahoma State dismissed freshman PG Stevie Clark from the team. Clark, a two-time state Player of the Year from Oklahoma City, was arrested for the second time in little more than a month in the early hours of Sunday. He had also been sent home from the team's trip to Orlando for the Old Spice Classic in November, for violation of team rules. Clark was averaging 5.3 points in 16 minutes per game as the Cowboys' backup point guard. ... Iowa State earned its sixth win of the season over a nationally ranked team. ... Cowboys G Markel Brown continues to climb the school's career scoring list. He moved into 12th place Monday night, and he is in striking distance of 10th-place Ivan McFarlin's 1,526 points.
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