CYCLONES KNOCK OFF TOP- RANKED SOONERS
Ames, iowa » Georges Niang scored 22 points, Monte Morris added 20 and No. 19 Iowa State beat topranked Oklahoma 82- 77 on Monday night, its first win over a No. 1 team since toppling Wilt Chamberlain’s Kansas Jayhawks in 1957.
Morris had a jumper, a key rebound and two free throws in the final 21 seconds for the Cyclones ( 14- 4, 3- 3 Big 12), who were actually slight favorites at home.
It was the third time a No. 1 team lost in the state of Iowa this season. Northern Iowa beat North Carolina, and Iowa beat Michigan State.
Tyler Roberson had 14 points and a career- high 20 rebounds, and Syracuse beat No. 20Duke 64- 62, the Blue Devils’ third straight loss. … Freshman Caleb Swanigan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 22 Purdue held a 63- 23 advantage on the boards in beating Rutgers 107- 57.
Buffs’ Scott named player of week. Colorado senior center Josh Scott was named the Pac- 12 player of the week. Scott led the Buffs to wins against Oregon State and Oregon, recording double- doubles in each contest. The former Lewis- Palmer High School star recorded a seasonhigh 25 points and had 12 rebounds against Oregon State before adding 17 points and 11 rebounds in Sunday night’s win against the Ducks. Scott also had a combined five blocked shots and four assists.
south bend, ind. » Brianna Turner and Arike Ogunbowale each scored 14 points and third- ranked Notre Dame got 24 points off turnovers to beat No. 18 Tennessee 79- 66.
The Irish forced five turnovers during a 15- 2 run in the second quarter and six more during another 15- 2 burst in the third quarter.
Duke drops out of the top 25. Duke’s run of 312 consecutive weeks in The Associated Press women’s top 25 is over. The Blue Devils entered the top 25 on Nov. 29, 1999, and didn’t leave it until Monday. It’s the thirdlongest streak in the history of the poll since it began in 1976.