Kansas rallies, knocks off Iowa State in OT

11:58 PM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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Ames, IA (Sports Network) - Kansas' run at nine consecutive Big 12 titles was about to take a hit Monday at Hilton Coliseum, but Elijah Johnson made sure the Jayhawks escaped with a critical win.

Johnson scored eight points in the final 30 seconds of regulation -- including a pair of controversial free throws with 4.9 seconds left -- to force overtime, then capped his incredible 39-point effort with 12 in the extra session as No. 6 Kansas pulled out a 108-96 thriller over Iowa State.

Travis Releford added 19 points, while Kevin Young and Jeff Withey chipped in 13 points apiece for the Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3 Big 12), whose fifth straight win kept them tied atop the Big 12 standings with Kansas State.

The victory also marked the 500th of Bill Self's career as a head coach.

Iowa State (19-9, 9-6) squandered a school-record 17 3-pointers and saw its 22-game home winning streak fall by the wayside. Tyrus McGee made six from long range in a 22-point effort, while Korie Lucious netted 23 points in defeat.

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