NORMAN, Okla. – Caleb Grill scored 20 points and No. 25 Iowa State held on to beat Oklahoma 63-60 on Wednesday night.
Osun Osunniyi added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Cyclones (11-2, 2-0 Big 12).
Iowa State led 61-60 late but turned the ball over on an inbounds pass with 7.5 seconds remaining. Oklahoma turned it right back over with 6.5 seconds to play. Osunniyi hit two free throws with 5.4 seconds left to make it 63-60, and Groves missed an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Iowa State made nine of its first 14 field goal attempts and jumped out to a 22-5 advantage in the first 7 1/2 minutes.
Oklahoma rallied, and a 3-pointer by Bijan Cortes tied the game at 25. An Oklahoma jumper gave the Sooners a 27-25 lead with about three minutes remaining in the first half. It was the final basket of a 20-0 run that lasted more than nine minutes.
The score was tied 29-all at the break, and the game was close throughout the second half.
Caleb Grill connected on five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points in the win over Oklahoma.
– The win over Oklahoma marks the first 2-0 Big 12 start since the 2018-19 season.
– Caleb Grill connected on his 150th career 3-pointer.
– Robert Jones collected his 350th career rebound.
– Jaren Holmes tallied his 250th career assist.
Iowa State travels to No. 17 TCU to face the Horned Frogs on Saturday (Jan. 7). Tipoff is at 1 p.m. CT on ESPNU.