Texas Tech Prevails Against Iowa State, 76-73

Red Raiders give Coach Knight his 100th win at Tech

The Iowa State Cyclones came into Lubbock having won 5 of their last 6 games, but they were unable to pull out a win against a much-improved Texas Tech team. The two teams seemed to be fairly evenly matched throughout the game, and the hard-fought win puts Tech ahead of the Cyclones in conference standings.

Two areas the Red Raiders have struggled with this season are handling full court pressure and scoring against the zone defense, but today they were able to break the press with ease and moved the ball effectively on offense, which led to good looks at the basket.

Despite leaving the game for almost 5 minutes in the second half to take care of a cut on his head, Martin Zeno had 22 points and led the team with 8 rebounds.

Jarrius Jackson scored 23 points in the game and showed his leadership abilities by making 4 clutch free at the end of the game to seal the victory.

Tech had 20 turnovers in the game, but fortunately Iowa State committed 16. Rebounds were a big factor in the Red Raiders' victory, with Tech out-rebounding the Cyclones 33 to 20.

The victory brings Texas Tech's record to 10-7 on the year and 2-1 in the Big 12. The Red Raiders are tied with Oklahoma State and currently trail Texas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Texas Tech faces the 9th ranked Texas Longhorns on Tuesday. Tip-off is at 8:00 p.m. in Austin and will be broadcast on ESPN Full Court.

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