Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Bank Stays Open Late Night

Iowa State’s Scott Christopherson is a definitely a three-point sharp-shooter. But normally the senior guard shoots them straight on. However, he was glad the bank was still open late Wednesday night.

Christopherson’s successful bank shot with less than a second left on the clock provided the Cyclones with a three-point home victory over Oklahoma State.

Even Christopherson’s shot looked long on television. But I figured the worst that can happen to Iowa State was overtime. The interesting thing was how Oklahoma State allowed him to be that open in taking the shot.

Actually, junior college transfer Tyrus McGee deserved the game ball. He shot a game-tying three-point basket with about 30 seconds left and then forced an Oklahoma State turnover with about 15 seconds remaining.

It was a game Iowa State desperately needed if it wants to build a NCAA tournament resume. Oklahoma State is a mediocre team that outplayed the Cyclones in the second half. It just didn’t feel right for Iowa State even near the end.

But sometimes feelings aren’t true. The bank was open and Iowa State enjoyed the deposit.

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