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Iowa State 82, Texas Tech 74

Iowa State 82, Texas Tech 74

ANDREW LOGUE
ASSOCIATED PRESS

AMES, Iowa - Keshon Gilbert had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 10 Iowa State past Texas Tech 82-74.

Curtis Jones contributed 12 points for Iowa State (20-5, 9-3 Big 12), which has won all 15 of its home games this season. Tamin Lipsey and Milan Momcilovic each added 10 points.

The Cyclones scored 28 points off of turnovers.

Joe Toussaint led the Red Raiders (18-7, 7-5) with 16 points.

Iowa State took control early. Robert Jones scored eight straight points for the Cyclones as they jumped to an 18-10 lead. Jones added a 3-pointer to make it 24-10.

Texas Tech committed 10 turnovers in the first 20 minutes, shot just 33.3% and trailed 38-24 at the break.

Another Jones 3-pointer gave Iowa State a 49-30 advantage with 15 1/2 minutes left in the second half. The margin eventually grew to 58-37 with 11:23 left.

Texas Tech trimmed the deficit to 75-65 with 1:34 remaining and drew within eight points four times in the final minute.

DEFENSIVE DOMINANCE

Texas Tech came into Saturday’s game shooting 40% from 3-point range against conference foes. The Red Raiders missed their first seven attempts from beyond the arc against the Cyclones and did not make a 3-pointer in the first 13 minutes of the game. Texas Tech was 1 of 10 on 3-pointers in the first half. It finished 8 of 28.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa State is off to its best start in the Big 12 since winning the conference title in 2001. The Cyclones have not won or shared the regular-season crown since taking back-to-back titles in 2000-01.

Iowa State athletics press release

Februaey 17, 2024





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