Likekele scores game-winning shot against Cyclones

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OSU guard Isaac Likekele yells during the Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State men's basketball game on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

There's a reason why they call him Ice. 

Isaac Likekele put the Oklahoma State basketball team on his back when he scored the game-winning layup in the Cowboys' 72-71 victory against Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday.

Likekele led the Cowboys in points, assists and steals. 

After Likekele made two foul shots to give OSU a one-point lead with 18 seconds left, the Cyclones quickly drove down the court and Terrance Lewis blew by Yor Anei for the easy dunk.

While Lewis was celebrating, Likekele received the inbound pass and quickly drove up the court. He blew past the Cyclones' defenders to take back the lead with five seconds left. 

ISU was quick to get the ball inbounds and almost caused a turnover as the clock ticked down but the ball was knocked out of bounds. 

While the Cyclones got the inbound pass with seconds left, they were unable to put up a shot as time expired. 

OSU defeated the Cyclones, who were the reigning Big 12 tournament champions, and will play No. 1-ranked Kansas on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. 

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