Will Clyburn #21 of the Iowa State Cyclones tries to control the ball as Andrew Fitzgerald #4 of the Oklahoma Sooners defends during the quarterfinal game of the 2013 Men's Big 12 Championships on March 14, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Melvin Ejim had a double-double and Will Clyburn fueled a 12-0 second-half run, helping Iowa State survive an uncharacteristic 3-point drought to beat Oklahoma 73-66 on Thursday and end a seven-year losing streak in the Big 12 tournament.
The Cyclones, who led the country and set a school record with 309 3-pointers, missed 11 of their first 12 from behind the arc and fell 14 points behind. But they found the range in the second half and hit six 3-pointers while chalking up their first conference tournament win since 2005.
On Friday, the fifth-seeded Cyclones (22-10) will meet top-seeded Kansas.
Ejim had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Clyburn had 17 points, and Georges Niang and Chris Babb each had 10.
Oklahoma (20-10) was led by Romero Osby's 18 points. Cameron Clark had 17.
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