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Pat Knight has the Texas Tech Red Raiders on their first conference winning streak while Kristy Curry and the 25th-ranked Lady Raiders search for answers after dropping their third consecutive game.

AMES, Iowa — Don't look now, but Pat Knight may be on to something.

Texas Tech is now on a two-game winning streak and playing with a different attitude after walking out of Hilton Coliseum with a 92-83 win over Iowa State on Wednesday night.

The Red Raiders (10-11, 2-4 Big 12) won its first road game this season and first since beating Oklahoma, 72-71, on Feb. 9, 2010.

Senior forwards Mike Singletary and D'walyn Roberts led the charge for Tech. Singletary ended the night with a season-high 33 points while Roberts added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Maybe its only fitting that these two lead the team one game after Roberts tipped in a Singletary miss with 3.8 seconds left to beat Nebraska on Saturday in Lubbock.

All five starters — John Roberson, Brad Reese, David Tairu, Singletary and Roberts — scored in double figures and helped on the boards once again. Tech outrebounded Iowa State, 39-30, limiting the second chance points for the Cyclones — a philosophy that proved to work last time out against the Cornhuskers.

Iowa State (14-7, 1-5) never led after the 17:06 mark in the first half as Tech expanded its initial lead to 10 points thanks in part to a 12-2 run early on. The Cyclones came within two points after halftime but never came close after that. Tech shot 54.7 percent from the floor and was nearly perfect from the line with 15 of 20 free throws.

The Red Raiders will come home to play Oklahoma State on Saturday at 3 p.m.

No. 25 Lady Raiders Drop Third Straight

LUBBOCK — After a quick 3-0 start to conference and it first top 25 ranking in four years, the No. 25 Lady Raiders now find themselves on a three-game losing streak after dropping its first home game, 75-67 to Texas.

Tech (16-4, 3-3 Big 12) took the lead twice in the second half but never recovered after Tiifany Moore's jumper put the Longhorns ahead, 51-50 with a little more than 11 minutes left.

Texas (13-7, 2-4) kept a consistent lead until Kelsi Baker hit a bucket to get Tech within one at 66-65, but never was able to take back a possession in order to pull ahead. The Longhorns hit 50 percent of their shots in the second half while Tech hit just 11 of 30 and was outrebounded 43-26.

The Lady Raiders will head back on the road to visit  Nebraska (11-8, 1-4) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Travis Cram is the Managing Editor for RaiderPower.com. You can email him at travis.f.cram@gmail.com and follow his daily updates on Twitter.


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