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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