Oklahoma State edges Iowa State 78-76


Oklahoma State edges Iowa State 78-76

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Marcus Smart scored 21 points and hit the winning layup with 3.1 seconds left to lift Oklahoma State to a 78-76 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night.

Smart zipped back and forth beyond the free throw line trying to lose Iowa State's Will Clyburn before knifing into the lane and releasing a runner over Georges Niang that banked off the glass and in for the Cowboys (14-5, 4-3 Big 12).

Tyrus McGee missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Cyclones (14-6, 4-3), who had two chances in a wild final few seconds. For a moment, it appeared Chris Babb would have a chance at two free throws to tie it up with less than a second left before officials huddled and ruled that Iowa State should instead get the ball out of bounds.

Babb ended up with a season-high 19 points to lead Iowa State.

Babb stepped to the free-throw line and was ready to shoot a one-and-one before John Higgins and his crew gathered and ruled that Le'Bryan Nash's foul was an offensive foul and shouldn't result in free throws. Babb got in front of Nash to catch a long inbounds pass, and Nash shoved him in the back as the ball was in the air to bring on the whistle.

Instead, Babb inbounded from near midcourt, and McGee launched a running 3-pointer that was off-target.

After Smart's decisive bucket, Nash burned the Cowboys' last foul to give, and McGee was out of bounds when he caught another inbounds pass from Babb on a similar play. Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg argued that McGee had been forced out, to no avail.

Oklahoma State erased an 11-point deficit in the second half to turn it into a nail-biter, with 10 lead changes over a 6-minute stretch before Melvin Ejim's layup made it 71-70 Iowa State with 4:25 remaining. McGee followed with a 3-pointer, and the Cyclones were up 76-72 after Korie Lucious' driving layup with 2:16 to play.

The Cowboys scored the next four points from the foul line to tie it, then got a chance to go ahead after Clyburn's drive against Nash came up empty with 30 seconds left.

Niang added 16 points and Clyburn scored 14 for Iowa State, which lost for the 18th straight time at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cyclones haven't won in Stillwater since 1988.

Nash chipped in 18 points for Oklahoma State and Phil Forte had 17, including three free throws in the final 2 minutes - two of them after Ejim blocked his shot and then slammed into him on the way back down.

The Cyclones shot 59 percent in the first half and outrebounded Oklahoma State 19-11, but never could shake free. Nash and Smart combined for 27 points in the first half, and Smart connected on a half-court shot at the buzzer to bring the Cowboys to within 41-37 at halftime after they had trailed by as much as nine.

Iowa State stretched its lead to 50-39 after Melvin Ejim's hook shot in the lane with 17:19 to play. Forte sparked Oklahoma State's comeback with a pair of 3s, and the Cowboys regained the lead at 54-53 when Nash completed a 10-0 run with a pair of free throws with 12:10 remaining.

Brian Williams made his season debut for the Cowboys after missing the first 18 games following surgery on his left wrist.

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Max Scherzer fools everyone, drops a baseball instead of puck at Caps game

Max Scherzer fools everyone, drops a baseball instead of puck at Caps game

Earlier in the week, WNBA champion and two-time MVP Elena Delle Donne dropped the ceremonial puck when the Caps took on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Friday night, Max Scherzer got the honor as all of the Nationals were in the house. But Scherzer threw captain Alex Ovechkin a changeup: he used a baseball instead of a hockey puck.

Here's to hoping Scherzer and the Nationals winning ways also rub off on the Caps the same way Delle Donne's magic did.



Yale at Richmond: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Yale at Richmond: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

It is Week 8 of the college football season, and Yale will be playing at the E. Claiborne Robins Stadium to battle Richmond.

Both teams are currently ranked fourth in their respective conferences, Yale in the Ivy League, and Richmond in the Colonial Athletic Association. Yale started off their season strong with three consecutive wins up until this past Saturday, when Dartmouth smacked them with a defeat of 42-10, serving Yale their first loss of the season. 

On the other hand, Richmond has had an unimpressionable season with a 3-3 record, They may have won last Saturday’s game against Maine 24-17, but from the looks of it, it doesn’t seem like there will be much hope for them this weekend.

When analyzing both teams, they have one similar competitor, Fordham. Richmond played Fordham Sept. 28 and lost to them 23-16, meanwhile Yale beat Fordham back on Oct. 5 by 48-24. With that being said we will see what fight the Spiders will put up against the Bulldogs.

How to watch Yale vs. Richmond

Who: Yale vs. Richmond

What: Regular Season Week 8

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET

Where:  E. Claiborne Robins Stadium, Richmond, Virginia

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Tom Werme, James Bates, Lyndsay Rowley)

Live Stream: NBC Sports Washington and FLOSPORTS

Radio: ESPN 99.5 FM/950

Point Spread: N/A

Over/Under: N/A

Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy

Richmond's full 2019 football schedule

Week 1: vs. Jacksonville, W, 38-19

Week 2: at Boston College, L, 45-13

Week 3: vs. Elon, L, 42-20

Week 4: BYE 

Week 5: at Fordham, L, 23-16

Week 6: vs. Albany, W, 23-20

Week 7: at Maine, W, 24-17

Week 8: vs Yale, 6 p.m.

Week 9: at Delaware, 1 p.m.

Week 10: vs. Stony Brook, 3 p.m.

Week 11: at Villanova, 1 p.m.

Week 12: at James Madison, 3:30 p.m.

Week 13: vs. William & Mary, noon