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Le’Bryan Nash’s flying block at the buzzer helped Oklahoma State capture its 12 win of the year with a two point victory over the Cyclones. (AP Photo) Le’Bryan Nash’s flying block at the buzzer helped Oklahoma State capture its 12 win of the year with a two point victory over the Cyclones. (AP Photo)
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Oklahoma State avenged its buzzer-beating loss to Iowa State from earlier this season with a 69-67 victory over the Cyclones Monday night in Stillwater.

With 4.6 seconds remaining, OSU freshman Le'Bryan Nash hit a step-back jumper to give Oklahoma State the two point lead.

The Cyclones inbounded the ball and raced down the court, but Chris Allen's last second shot attempt was enthusiastically swatted out of the air by Nash to seal the Cowboy victory.

Earlier this season, OSU fell to the Cyclones on a last second 3-pointer by Scott Christopherson that gave ISU the 71-68 win.

This time, Nash and the Cowboys were determined not to let that happen again.

Markel Brown and Nash both came up big for Oklahoma State down the stretch. Brown scored 19 while Nash tallied 18 on the night with two blocks, including the one at the buzzer.

Oklahoma State found itself in a hole early, trailing 9-1 in the first four minutes of the game. But a 3-pointer by Keiton Page and a couple of field goals by Nash ignited a 17-4 run by the Pokes that gave them an 18-13 lead with 9:50 left.

Despite the big run, the Cowboys found themselves down 32-31 at halftime.

After the break, the Cyclones used the opening minutes of the second half to go up 37-31 as the Cowboys didn't score a field goal until the 17 minute mark.

The game would be back and forth the rest of the evening and highlighted by two more poster dunks by Brown and pivotal shots made by Page and Nash.

With 15:48 left, Brown slammed home a dunk right down the middle of the lane to give the Pokes a 38-36 lead. He later found the rim on a fastbreak for the slam dunk to take a 49-46 lead.

Chris Allen hit three 3-pointers in a row to keep Iowa State in the game.

In the final 10 minutes of play, Brown and Page along with Brian Williams would combine for 18 points providing an answer to nearly every ISU bucket.

Nevertheless, this game would come down to the final seconds.

ISU's Royce White was fouled with 1:27 to go and airballed his first attempt and also missed the second which could have been a big game changer.

On his next attempt White made both free throws to knot the game at 67-67, but Nash's pull-up jumper to go up 69-67 and his game-winning block gave the Cowboys the win.

Oklahoma State shot 46.3 percent from the floor and went only 5-for-20 from behind the arc while the Cyclones shot 38.3 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from 3-point range.

The Cowboys are now 12-12 on the year and 5-6 in Big 12 play.

Iowa State was paced by Allen who scored 22 points while White tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

The Cowboys now look to Saturday's matchup against No. 4 Kansas. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. in Lawrence.

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