McLemore leads No. 6 Kansas past Iowa State in OT

McLemore leads No. 6 Kansas past Iowa State in OT
January 9, 2013, 9:39 pm
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Kansas forward Kevin Young (40) shoots over Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State 97-89 in overtime Wednesday night.

McLemore was 10 of 12 from the field and perfect on six 3-pointers for the Jayhawks (13-1, 1-0 Big 12), who scored the first nine points of overtime to wrap up their 12th straight win.

Iowa State (10-4, 0-1) poured in 14 3-pointers, and had forged a 79-76 lead with 8.4 seconds left in regulation. But the Jayhawks' Elijah Johnson found McLemore on the wing, and he banked in a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc with a single tick on the clock to force overtime.

McLemore added another 3-pointer to open the extra 5 minutes, and Travis Releford and Jeff Withey made five consecutive free throws to help put the game away.