White, Iowa State rally past Kansas State 72-70

Sports

February 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — If there’s been a knock on Iowa State star Royce White this season, it’s been his shooting stroke. White’s jumper looked pretty sweet on the 8-footer that sent the Cyclones to their second huge win in four days. White hit the game-winning jumper with 1.8 seconds left as Iowa State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Kansas State 72-70 on Tuesday night. White finished with 22 points and Chris Allen had 15 for the Cyclones (16-6, 6-3 Big 12), who’ve won four of their last five — including thrilling back-to-back victories over league-leading Kansas and the Wildcats. Iowa State’s Chris Babb tied the game at 70 on a free throw with 49 seconds left. The Cyclones then corralled a loose ball after Babb missed his next one to gain possession with the shot clock off, and White drove to the baseline and floated in the deciding bucket.