Iowa Buzzer-Beater Dooms K-State, 65-63

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Cyrus Tate's layup at the buzzer lifted Iowa over Kansas State 65-63 in the third-place game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday at the Orleans Arena.


Tate, who had 10 points and seven rebounds, converted an uncontested layup on the left side beating the final horn. Also for Iowa (6-1), Jeff Peterson led with 18 points and six assists. He also went 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.


Prior to Tate's layup, Kansas State's Jamar Samuels, who scored 13 points, converted a layup with seven seconds to tie it after the Wildcats trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half. Jacob Pullen led Kansas State (5-2) with a game-high 22 points.  Pullen has now scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.


Iowa never trailed in the first half, once building a 13-point advantage, before leading 36-25 at halftime. After the Wildcats made their second-half run of 24-10, there were eight lead changes and five ties.

Kansas State will get a week off before traveling to Eugene, Ore., to face the Oregon Ducks at McArthur Court on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. CT, which will air nationally on FSN.  The game is apart of the second annual Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.