Tigers Lose First Conference Game
Johnson's lay-up with 11.1 seconds left also pulled Iowa State within one point. Iowa State got the ball back when Matt Lawrence in bounded the ball to Hannah in the left corner and Hannah was immediately trapped and then fell down near the Iowa State bench. Hannah attempted to call a time-out on the way down but was whistled for traveling.
"I yelled in his face, 'Time out, time out!"' Hannah said. "I fell and I still had my pivot foot and he called a travel because the Iowa State coach was calling the travel."
McDermott disputed Hannah's version of events.
"He did not call time-out, because I was right there next to him," McDermott said. "He fell over, so it's a travel. We told the officials that we were not trying to foul, that we were trying to trap and get him to throw out of the trap."
Johnson, who had 14 points and 13 rebounds, made the winning shot off a missed 3-pointer by Mike Taylor. It was the first lead for Iowa State since an early 9-6 advantage.
"I was thinking of the worst," Johnson said. "I was close to the goal so that if he missed I could tip it in. He missed, and I was there in the right spot."
Dodie Dunson scored all but three of his 19 points in the second half on his 20th birthday for Iowa State, which has beaten Missouri four straight times. Taylor had 17 points and Jiri Hubalek had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Iowa State recovered from a first half in which it scored a season-low 23 points on 30-percent shooting with 14 turnovers. The Cyclones shot 48.5 percent in the second half and had only six turnovers.
McDermott's strategy was to slow the game down for at least a half against Missouri, which has thrived with a full-court press Anderson borrowed after his years as an assistant under Nolan Richardson at Arkansas.
"The first half was exactly like I wanted it to be," said McDermott. "I wish we wouldn't have turned it over so much and shot a better percentage, but we had to make it ugly in the first half. I'm sure anybody that watched it didn't enjoy it that much."
Brown, who scored 15 points in the second half, appeared to get hammered on a final desperation shot from three-quarters of the court although there was no call. Brown scored seven points in the first minute 25 seconds of the second half to help Missouri, which led 25-23 at the break, take its first double-digit lead.
"I thought we just lost our aggressiveness," said Brown. "We were trying to preserve the win and anytime you do that it's never good."
Missouri led 44-28 with 15 minutes and 17 seconds to go when Keon Lawrence scored off a turnover. Five 3-pointers in the next seven minutes, combined with three inside baskets by Hubalek, helped the Cyclones whittle the deficit to 57-51 with about six minutes to go.
Iowa State went nearly six minutes between points late in the first half, and Missouri wasn't much better with only seven points in the final seven minutes. The Cyclones' first-half point total was a season low while Missouri matched its worst.