Well that was easy. Besides the first ten minutes, the Cyclones were in control the entire game. Texas Tech is the worst team in the Big 12 and it showed today. However, Iowa State played a great game and did what good teams are supposed to do; take care of business against a bad team. This was Iowa State’s first win in Lubbock since 2000.
The story of the game was definitely Tyrus McGee. McGee played a great game against Oklahoma State earlier this week and was even better against Tech. McGee led the team with 20 points (career high). 18 of McGee’s points came from behind the arc (7 for 12) and the other two came off a fast break dunk. Chris Allen had a nice game too with 14 points and like McGee, 12 of those came from 3-pointers. Also, Melvin Ejim added 13 points. Royce White only had 7 points, but did have 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Cyclones also did a great job on the defensive side. The player I was worried about, Jordan Tolbert (leading scorer and rebounder for Tech), was limited to 4 points and 3 boards. Tech, as a whole, only shot 32 percent from the field.
Sorry that I’m not going more in-depth, but there really isn’t much more to talk about. The Clones picked up a nice road in a place where they have struggled in the past. The Cyclones are now 14-5 overall and 4-2 in conference. The Cyclones currently tied for third in the Big 12 with Baylor. ISU will take on the Horns in Austin on Tuesday. The Cyclones beat Texas earlier in the year at Hilton, but it would be huge if they could beat UT this time around. If that happens, Hilton will be packed and going bananas against Kansas on Saturday.