Basketball tops from Iowa State, Villanova meets North Carolina on Friday

The Iowa State men’s basketball team defeated Villanova 81-79 in overtime at Thursday’s Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon.

Gabe Kalscheur led Iowa State (4-0) by 23 points. He fouled at 2:34 in overtime just after his 3-pointer gave the Cyclones a 75-71 lead.

Osun Osunniyi scored in about 30 seconds to give Iowa State a 77-74 lead. Freshman Tamin Lipsey then got a steal and was fouled with 20 seconds left. He made both free throws for a 79-74 lead. After a Villanova basket, Lipsey was fouled again and took both foul shots for an 81-76 lead.

Caleb Daniels hit a 3-pointer to reduce the Cyclones’ lead to 81-79 with 2 seconds left. Iowa State then brought in the ball and the clock ran out before Villanova could foul.